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DANC301 Contemporary Dance Fusions

An examination of the choreographic processes, aesthetic fusions and artistic vision of key contemporary choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Paper title Contemporary Dance Fusions
Paper code DANC301
Subject Dance Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite:(DANC 101 or THEA 153 ) and 18 further 200-level DANC, MUSI, PERF or THEA points.
DANC 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge relevant to the field

By the end of this course students will have:

  1. Gained an understanding of contemporary dance;
  2. Developed an understanding of the theories that inform studies of the genre;
  3. Acquired aesthetic and technical skills of particular contemporary choreographers and dance styles;
  4. Gained an understanding of choreographic composition and performance.

Academic skills

The course will enable students to:

  1. Construct effective academic essays that display coherent arguments;
  2. Effectively communicate ideas orally;
  3. Critically analyse choreographic compositions;
  4. Construct a research-based exegesis (critical and reflective analysis of their choreographic work).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Department of Music, Theatre & Performing Arts Office

Teaching staff

Sofia Kalogeropoulou


Please contact Department of Music, Theatre & Performing Arts office for paper profile.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Friday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Thursday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41