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ACD101 - Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

No longer available for enrolment 

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shaun McLeod





Incompatible with:

AAP111, ACD201, ACD401

Contact hours:

2 x 1.5 hour Studio and 1 x 1.5 hour Seminar per week


This unit aims to introduce students to the aesthetic and physical challenges of techniques and choreography in contemporary dance art. The subject combines classes in contemporary dance technique with classes in dance composition. Technique classes, while physically and technically challenging are designed to cater to a broad range of dance backgrounds with the aim of giving students an embodied understanding of key physical principles of contemporary dance. A composition seminar will present and discuss a range of works from the modern, post-modern and contemporary dance repertoire. Students will also begin to engage with the philosophical and social issues underpinning contemporary dance practices through specific readings and discussion.


On-going assessment in technique classes according to stated criteria 30% (Attendance of at least 90% of practical classes is compulsory)

Written assignment 30%, 1200 words

Research Portfolio 40%, 1600 word equivalent

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