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PACI102 Pacific Dance: An Introduction

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.

Paper title Pacific Dance: An Introduction
Paper code PACI102
Subject Pacific Islands Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff

Contract staff to be advised.

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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system