Dance Practice 3A (PASA7223)

30 (0.25 EFTS)
To enable students to confidently and critically participate in a variety of creative processes, choreographic collaborations and teaching scenarios; while developing the students’ ability to apply critical judgement to creative decisions. This course employs a noho marae to allow students to evaluate and develop responses to cultural/political perspectives as an emergent creative arts practitioner.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: PASA6222 and PASA6226. Restriction: PASA7921.
Topics include: 

Choreographic practices that are pertinent to dance as social comment and that place dance as positional discourse
Comparative analysis of non-dance body practices
Complex choreographic approaches, Competency and understanding, Punctuation, clarity, focus, texture, hue
Dance and Performance Theory, Dance as positional discourse, Dance as social commentary, Post-modern Dance, Dance and Performance as political resistance
Dance in the public arena, the civic dance artist
Dance of the indigenous, marginalized and the dispossessed, The Performance of community
Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Performance, Improvisational Choreography and Performance, Site Specific Dance and Performance, Installation, Moving Image and Performance
Interdisciplinary skills, Performance art, Experimental Dance
Original music/sounds
Original work in a theatre setting
Performance and professional practice, Performance skills, Performance strengths and qualities
Personal artistic creativity, Personal choreographic choices and processes
Personal responsibility and artistic commitment to an appropriate interpretation of choreographic work
Pre-production, production and post-production schedules, tasks and organisational plans
Production design and realisation of production ideas and directorial abilities, Costume, Lighting technology & Multi-media/Audio-visual technology, Production technology, Scenography
Professional levels of responsibility and commitment, Professional performance skills - focus, collaborative contributions and repeatability
Repertoire, Accurate interpretation of the choreography during performance
Self critique of choreographic work
Sensitivity and accuracy to the artistic direction of the choreographer
The Body Politic
The effect of personal performance decisions that enable, enhance and/ or stabilise artistic experience
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab and lecture/seminar/tutorial modes
Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures and on-line discussion and reflection Collaborative projects
Feedback is sought throughout the course using a range of assessment tools including
Formal reflection, class forum and survey
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1347

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
Friday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
1 May 18 - 26 Jun 18 StudioTuesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
2 May 18 - 27 Jun 18 StudioWednesday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
3 May 18 - 28 Jun 18 StudioThursday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 StudioFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
Friday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (007-1004)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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