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ACD203 - Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:O Millard


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Like its prerequisite ACD102 this unit will cover the three areas of dance technique, composition and dance history. You will build your skills in and understanding of approaches to contemporary dance technique within your allocated technique level. Composition workshops will explore the choreographic potential in movement creation and transmission. Readings in dance history will focus on ways in which modern dance creation and performance during the twentieth century have intersected with wider social and cultural issues


Ongoing development in contemporary dance technique according to stated criteria 35%; two assessed choreographic studies 35%; one essay of 2000 words 30%.

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