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In this unit ballet and contemporary dance techniques will be examined side by side. Studio classes in ballet will focus on the application of contemporary understandings of the dancing body, including mind-body imagery, functional anatomy and the Laban Movement Analysis. Classes in contemporary dance will explore the relationships and tensions between ballet technique reinterpreted in this way and contemporary dance practices. Students will develop skills in written dance analysis and criticism with an emphasis on understanding the tension between ballet and contemporary dance as ideologies. Students will examine methods of dance teaching and professional performances currently presented in Melbourne from this perspective.
Ongoing development in contemporary dance and ballet techniques 60%, written exercise in dance analysis 500 words 10%, performance review 1500 words, 30%
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