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

    About this paper

    Paper title Contemporary Dance Fusions
    Subject Dance
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    DANC 101 or THEA 153
    DANC 301
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    While a basic understanding of the different dance genres would be useful, it is not essential. Entry into the dance papers does not require audition.


    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Sofia Kalogeropoulou

    Teaching Staff: Sofia Kalogeropoulou

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is internally assessed.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Course outline

    Contact the School of Performing Arts for a Course Outline.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    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)


    Not offered in 2024, expected to be offered in 2025

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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