Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:This unit includes a study of the analysis of dance through a concentration on the dance as text and a study of various international historical and contemporary works.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit you should be able to:
ContentThe unit content addresses the analysis of Western art dance, that is, dance in the genres of ballet, modern dance, postmodern dance and newmedia dance, in various historical contexts. You will be introduced to the fundamental processes in dance analysis; description, interpretation and evaluation. The unit also addresses methods appropriate to the analysis of Asian dance, and to intercultural choreography, including Indigenous Australian modern dance.Approaches to Teaching and LearningThe unit comprises a two hour lecture per week, with lecture notes available on-line. Group tutorials supplement your learning in lectures. Lectures and tutorials will include viewing of recorded dance.AssessmentAssessment name: Presentation (oral)Description: (Summative and Formative) Working with a partner, in a short presentation, provide an analysis of a dance work from one of the genres covered in this unit. A transcript will contribute to the mark achieved.Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3, 4Weight: 40Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: GroupDue date: TBA early semesterAssessment name: Examination (written)Description: (Summative) The examination includes questions on dance analysis methodologies and the dance examples provided in class. It also includes an analysis of a piece of hitherto unspecified dance on video.Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3Weight: 60Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: End of semester
- Describe ,interpret and evaluate short sections of art dance.
- Display the capacity to reflect in a critical and creative manner on art dances
- Articulate effectively the analysis of art dance in written and oral forms.
- Work independently and collaboratively, direct group discussions, and contribute effectively to tutorial discussions in which dance works are analysed
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