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ACD204 - Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Olivia Millard



Incompatible with:

AAP214, ACD404

Contact hours:

2 x 1.5 hour Studio per week, 1 x 2 hour Studio per week


Like its prerequisite ACD203 this unit will cover the three areas of dance technique, composition and dance history. An experienced member of the wider dance community or faculty member will work in technique classes to build students’ understanding of transfer of weight, anatomical alignment, modulation of dynamics and complexity of rhythms and forms. Composition classes will explore individual anatomical and physical motivation and imagination for movement creation and executions. Readings in dance history will focus on the conditions, nature and experiences of modern and post-modern dance groups.


Ongoing development in contemporary dance technique 35%

Two assessed choreographic studies 35%

Written assignment 30%, 1200 words

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