Identification of key figures in the development of 20th-21st century contemporary choreographic practice. Theoretical, analytical and practical methodologies will be explored along with dance’s interdisciplinary connections.
In this paper students will undertake a comprehensive examination of the art form of contemporary dance both theoretically and practically. They will explore the ideas and choreographic processes of key figures throughout the development of contemporary dance; develop their own artistic expression and viewpoint; learn to critically analyse and evaluate a dance; and further connections between the arts, society and their own personal artistic and study interests.
|Paper title||Contemporary Dance|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$969.22|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,368.00|
- PHSE 103 or PHSE 115 or PHSE 116
- Students with equivalent approved experience may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.
- Teaching staff
- Ali East
Invited dance artists
- Paper Structure
- Gain an understanding of the origins of dance and ritual
- Gain an understanding of the various categories of art/dance history from Romanticism to modernism, post-modernism and more
- Identify major figures throughout the development of contemporary dance, both locally and internationally, and explore threads of choreographic, historical and social connections
- Gain experience in reflection and analysis and evaluation of choreography
- Develop an appreciation of choreography as an art form and explore a variety of choreographic processes
- Choreograph a solo and a site-specific dance, applying an understanding of choreographic principles and approaches
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 2-hour sessions.
- Articles, book references and videos as supplied.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Having completed this paper students will have gained:
- Knowledge of contemporary dance as an art form in the 20th century
- An awareness of how contemporary dance evolved
- An awareness of how contemporary dance in the 20th century shaped and/or reflected society's values and issues
- An understanding of how different choreographers created their art
- Experience in creating and presenting their own choreography
- Experience in analysing and appreciating contemporary dance