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 a further 15 points from papers listed for Dance.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper integrates dance practice and theory, providing practical experience of different dances of Aotearoa, the Pacific region and beyond. Embodied learning in dance is integrated with critical examination of how dance is influenced by social and cultural issues, and an introduction to choreographic processes. MAORI157 Ngā Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka 15.0 24B (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 DANCE202 Community Dance 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper integrates dance and theory, focusing on understanding community dance in Aotearoa and beyond, and in relation to issues of participation, pedagogy, inclusion and wellbeing. THSTS260 Exploring the Physical in Theatre 15.0 24A (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 24B (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.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 4 December 2023 11:32am