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This unit introduces students to the concepts and principles of dance and technology. The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the strategic uses of technology in dance as a means of documenting and marketing dance, and as an emerging choreographic medium in its own right.
Dance's relationship with technology extends from the relatively ‘low tech’ realm of video documentation of performances to more ‘high-tech’ contexts such as real-time processing, sensor systems and motion capture. This unit will address the strategic uses of technology in dance from two distinct but interrelated perspectives. The first is the important role digital technology plays in enabling dance artists to create high quality portfolios and show reels of their work, and to generate video and still images that will effectively represent, brand and market their work for publicity, grant applications or employment opportunities. The unit will provide students with an understanding of, and basic skills in, use of readily available ‘desk-top’ technologies so that they can create their own portfolios throughout the dance course and beyond.
The second perspective is the extension of these techniques to create choreographic and performance environments. This unit will provide students with a studio-based introduction to creating these kinds of hybrid performance/technology environments.
Practical assignment in digital archiving 10%, Video documentation project 30%, Interactive choreography assignment 30%, Research exercise in interactive performance 2000 words or equivalent 30%
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