An examination of the role of dance in popular culture in local and global contexts through integrated theory and choreographic exploration.
|Paper title||Dance and Popular Culture|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
Suitable for undergraduate students interested in dance, identity and performance. No audition or prior dance experience is required.
- More information link
Contact the School of Performing Arts for more information.
- 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
Please 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:
- Gained an understanding of the popular-culture dance genre
- Developed an understanding of the theories that inform studies of the genre
- Acquired aesthetic and technical skills of particular dance repertoires
- Gained an understanding of choreographic composition and performance
The course will enable students to:
- Construct effective academic essays that display coherent arguments
- Effectively communicate ideas orally
- Compose a choreographic work supported by an abstract entailing a concise description of the choreography, its rationale and aesthetic choices that shaped it