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    An introduction to various forms of traditional and contemporary Pacific dance. A practicum component is included.

    This paper provides students with the opportunity to understand a Pacific worldview from the basis of Pacific languages and the Pacific culture as expressed through the medium of the performing arts. Three Pacific Island dance forms and styles will be studied in any one year, with a theoretical and practical component in each of the modules.

    About this paper

    Paper title Pacific Dance: An Introduction
    Subject Pacific Islands Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

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    Teaching staff

    To be advised when next offered.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Summer School paper.

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

    • Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific performing arts through performance
    • Demonstrate knowledge of forms of language used in the Pacific performing arts as medium for the expression of a Pacific worldview
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the Pacific performing arts in relation to Pacific language/s and Pacific culture/s


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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