Dance and Technology 1

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dance and Technology 1

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    KDB207-2 or KDX144-2

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit includes modes of choreographic communication: discussion of aesthetic questions that have emerged out of the last major choreographic movements and collaborative practices encouraged with specific focus on digital technologies.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Critically and creatively reflect, describe and analyse the nature of change in choreographic approaches.
    2. Define, extend and develop your own artistic practice and voice by analysing your attitudes in relation to reputable choreographers' philosophic points of view.
    3. Apply the use of digital software in the process of creating a phrase of movement and note its influence and potential use in making work.
    This unit addresses content such as the contextualisation of dance and socially relevant issues, cross-cultural work, representations of the body, current trends in content, role of improvisation in making work, use of the camera and other technologies in making work and descriptors of work for grant writing purposes. An introduction to technological literacies will offer students adjunct skills for the creation of new work.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    You will have two choreographic tasks set and given 3-4 weeks for completion of each task. There will be opportunity for one on one feedback with the lecturer during this process both in and out of the studio. The class will meet at the end of each 3-4 week period for performance of that task when open debate and critical feedback of the work will take place. You are responsible for finding your own dancers and booking space for weekly rehearsals as required. Technological skills will be taught either through on-going lab work or intense periods of practice within the semester.
    Assessment name: Creative Work
    Description: (Summative and Formative) You will select two choreographers from the set categories provided And then use this information as the basis for a short composition work.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Early & Mid semester
    Assessment name: Report
    Description: (Summative) Write a short statement describing each of your choreographic works.
    Relates to objectives: 1
    Weight: 15
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Early & Mid semester
    Assessment name: Creative Work
    Description: (Summative and Formative) You will be assessed on the creation of movement material created using specified technology as taught in the content of the unit.
    Relates to objectives: 3
    Weight: 35
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group with Individual Component
    Due date: Mid - End Semester

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