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ACD204 - Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:O Millard


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Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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 execution, in small group contexts. Readings in dance history will focus on the conditions, nature and experience of modern and post-modern dance groups.


Ongoing development in contemporary dance technique 35%

Two assessed choreographic studies 35%

Essay 2000 words 30%

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