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|Prerequisite:||ACD101 or ACD201|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
The unit continues and extends students' examination of the fundamental principles of contemporary dance technique and composition. It aims to provide students with a practical and embodied understanding of current approaches to contemporary dance, further development of students' choreographic experience and continued studies in theoretical and historical perspectives of contemporary dance. Two practical classes per week in contemporary dance technique will extend students' knowledge of kinaesthetic awareness, physical alignment, musicality, spatial awareness and physical control within dynamic and energetic movement phrases. Students will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of contact improvisation. Studies in dance theory and dance technique will explore the impact and influence of contact improvisation on the development of contemporary dance practice since it's inception in the early 1970's. In choreographic workshops and assignments, students will explore the development of choreographic content and language in relation to various modes of representation of the body/self in the context of both solo and group forms.
Ongoing assessment in technique classes according to stated criteria 30%, Two examined composition studies 30%, Ongoing assessment in composition classes according to stated criteria 10%, Essay 1500 words 30%
Attendance of at least 90% of practical classes is compulsory.
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