Dance students will develop creative and pedagogical knowledge and skills for dance in community settings, schools and professional contexts, informed by understandings of wellbeing and lifelong learning through the arts. The broad focus in the dance minor means that students will enhance their embodied knowledge and engage with interdisciplinary cultural, ethnographic, phenomenological, critical, pedagogical and creative practice research. Dance aligns well with papers in Theatre Studies, Maori Performing Arts, Arts Education, Screen and Media Studies, Health, Sport and Human Performance and Education and Society.
Dance is available as a minor.
To complete a minor in Dance, students must complete 60 points, consisting of 45 points from DANCE coded papers and 15 points from MAORI157, EDART201, MUSIC226, THSTS212, or other papers approved by the Division.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues. MAORI157 Ngā Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka 15.0 23B (Hamilton) An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Maori world.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DANCE201 Choreographing Dance 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper offers an opportunity to experience choreographic process and critically consider the roles of dance and movement in specific places and sites such as urban environments, public recreational facilities and gardens. THSTS212 Developing Text and Action 15.0 23B (Hamilton) This paper develops performance and writing for performance skills. Using techniques based on contemporary/postdramatic methods in theatre and performance, students will engage with the creation and performance of new theatrical work, leading to performance assessment. THSTS260 Exploring the Physical in Theatre 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper charts the use of the term 'physical theatre', providing an overview of the areas of debate in the field. Workshops are contextualised by theoretical readings exploring the landscape from which the term emerged.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DANCE301 Performing Dance 15.0 23A (Hamilton) This paper offers an advanced study of choreography for performance, focussing on solo choreography, critical reflections on embodiment, gender and culture in dance, and a final public performance production.
2023 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am