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Choreographic Process into Performance 1 introduces students to choreographic elements and principles, performance skills and artistry that will be central to their development as a dance artist.
An investigation of the elements of contemporary choreography: Body, Space, and Time aims to develop each student's ability to confidently create and manipulate choreographic materials. Creative compositional processes, improvisation tasks and scores, skills development in the duo form and studio-based study of Australian contemporary repertoire provides an integrated approach to the development of a personal movement vocabulary and style and ultimately for developing original choreography.
Practical workshops in partnering draw on both contemporary dance and classical ballet to develop students’ fundamental skills in partnering and an understanding of the duet form.
As an introduction to practice-based research students will encounter the work of significant Australian choreographers through the study and reproduction of extracts of seminal works.
Further context for the extracts studied here will also be examined in the complementary Dance Lineages subject.
During the three-year course students will work with a range of leading and emerging choreographers in the creation and performance of new dance works and existing repertoire.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to:
- use the elements of movement, and choreographic form and content with creativity and imagination;
- confidently generate and manipulate choreographic materials;
- achieve a grounding in the fundamental skills of the Duo form drawing on content from both contemporary dance and classical ballet genres;
- use improvisation as a method to explore personal movement vocabulary, and as a choreographic tool;
- create and perform a solo study;
- lay the foundation for an embodied history of Australian Contemporary Choreography through study of significant Australian contemporary repertoire.
On completing this subject students will be able to:
• create and organise aesthetic material
• exercise imaginative and transformative processes
• solve problems
• apply theory to practice in the creation of artistic work
• think critically and work collaboratively;
• recognise and work within aesthetic domains.
Last updated: 6 December 2019