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Dance Lineages 2 (DNCE20017)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDNCE20017
Semester 1
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Dance Lineages 2 is a continuation of the unique “embodied” approach and research into the diversity of Australian contemporary dance practice, established in Dance Lineages 1. Students investigate and analyse the background, influences, histories, physicalities and aesthetics informing Australian dance artists today in the context of broader regional, and global trends. Key concepts and philosophies including romanticism, classicism, modernism and postmodernism inform students’ research and performative presentations of excerpts of seminal Australian dance works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Acquire a critical vocabulary and analytical approach to the appreciation of artistic dance works.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills in order to articulate ideas with confidence.
  • Capacity to articulate and debate the central concepts presented in seminars, in the required readings, video screenings and live performances of artistic dance works.
  • Develop an appreciation of the cultural and historical context of dance works.
  • Capacity to critically analyse and evaluate discourses and performances of artistic dance works with appropriate norms (criteria) and dance genre /style frameworks.
  • Acquire more advanced level of information literacy.
  • Develop the capacity for independent research.


Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:

• The capacity for critical thinking
• The ability to create and organise aesthetic material
• The capacity for aesthetic appreciation
• The ability to exercise imaginative and transformative processes
• The ability to solve problems
• The capacity to apply theory to practice
• The ability to access data and other information from a range of sources.
• The capacity to analyse, interpret, evaluate and synthesise data.
• The capacity to communicate verbally and in writing.
• The ability to work collaboratively
• The capacity to recognise and work within aesthetic domains
• The capacity to perform

Last updated: 30 July 2019