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The Dancer as Artist (DNCE10028)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeDNCE10028
Semester 1
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This subject will introduce students to ways of seeing, understanding, articulating and researching Dance and other art forms. Through 12 x 1 hour lectures and 12 x 2 hr tutorials, historical, political and social issues relating to dance and the arts in the 20th and 21st centuries will be discussed, positioning dance in a broader cultural context and within the history of arts practice, specifically from modernism through post modernism to current practice. Students will be challenged to discuss, develop, listen to and debate ideas, and encouraged to articulate their points of view through critical analysis and practical tasks.

Current issues including ‘live’ performance, artistic practice in the digital age and the role of the artist will be examined.

This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Understand how to place their own practice within a wider context (historical political, social, aesthetic)
  • Discuss work in a constructive and informed manner
  • Listen and respond to the ideas of others without pre-judgment
  • Articulate a deeper appreciation of the work of a broad range of arts practitioners
  • Express an appreciation and understanding of the aspects of different artistic languages and the specific materials with which artists work
  • Articulate and express aspects and objectives of their own creative pathway
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team decision-making processes.

Last updated: 20 August 2019