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 DANCE101, DANCE201, DANCE202 and DANCE301, or other papers approved by the Division.
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Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture 20B (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 20B (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 Occurrence / Location DANCE201 Choreographing Dance 20A (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. DANCE202 Community Dance 20B (Hamilton) This paper offers an investigation of creative and contemporary dance, focusing on developing an understanding of dance in community contexts and in relation to issues of participation, wellbeing, inclusion and social justice. MAORI257 Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the Māori 20A (Hamilton) An examination of the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as an influential and political phenomena of expression of Aotearoa/New Zealand and its influence on the landscape.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location DANCE301 Performing Dance 20A (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.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am