Provides a foundation for experiencing, understanding and appreciating the diversity of dance and its relationship to various cultures and societies.
Dance genres/styles are expressions of creativity and cultural identity and may be participated in for a variety of reasons. This paper introduces the background, purposes and practices of a range of traditional and contemporary dance genres/styles, including how they have been influenced by historical events, individuals, globalisation and technology. This paper is particularly relevant for students who wish to specialise in dance education, community dance or performing arts.
|Paper title||Celebrating Dance in Culture|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$829.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- EDUO 170
- Suitable for all students of any discipline.
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
- Teaching staff
- Lecturer: Dr Suzanne Renner and guest tutors
- Paper Structure
- This paper consists of practical workshops, seminars and tutorials. It contains three
- Dance and ritual
- Dance and cultural expression
- Dance and popular culture
- Teaching Arrangements
- Students need to come to class prepared to move in all sessions. The dance techniques offered in the sessions will be varied, so different dance-experience levels can be accommodated.
- Each of the three topics will have required reading.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To examine and describe the development and practices of a variety of traditional and contemporary dance genres/styles
- To analyse, interpret and discuss how dances communicate and express ideas, values and beliefs
- To demonstrate a range of dance techniques and choreography in the style of specific cultures, genres and/or historical periods
- To perform a variety of learned dances to an audience
- To develop skills and knowledge to support the implementation of the Understanding Dance in Context strand of the Arts Curriculum for Schools