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ACD101 - Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Mcleod




Incompatible with:

AAP111, ACD201, ACD401

Contact hours:

2 x 1.5 hour studio and 1 x 1 hour class per week


This unit aims to introduce students to the aesthetic and physical challenges of techniques and choreography in contemporary dance art. The subject combines classes in contemporary dance technique with classes in dance composition. Technique classes, while physically and technically challenging are designed to cater to a broad range of dance backgrounds with the aim of giving students an embodied understanding of key physical principles of contemporary dance. A composition seminar will present and discuss a range of works from the modern, post-modern and contemporary dance repertoire. Students will also begin to engage with the philosophical and social issues underpinning contemporary dance practices through specific readings and discussion.


On-going assessment in technique classes according to stated criteria 30% (Attendance of at least 90% of practical classes is compulsory). Examined choreographic studies 30%, Essay and Portfolio 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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