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This three-week study abroad subject is taught intensively on location primarily in Paris at the Centre National De Danse Contemporaine. Students will immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Paris, drawing on architecture, museums, galleries and performances to inform and inspire their own choreographic practice. Students will also be challenged to think beyond their known choreographic process through skills development workshops with notable European choreographers (Paris). Studio time will be allocated to allow for task-based research and the genesis of ideas for movement studies which will be further developed on return to the VCA (collaborative choreographic work or lecture demonstration). The students’ overseas experience will culminate with attendance and workshops at a centre for Choreographic Development in France or in an alternative European Country.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject will
- Gain an understanding of the European dance aesthetic in particular of notable European choreographers
- Create and organise aesthetic material in the role as choreographer and director
- Develop the individuals capacity to recognise and work within aesthetic domains and develop a strong visual aesthetic
- Develop in-depth and constructive critiquing of own choreographic practice.
- Establish intercultural skills and an understanding of a cultures complexity and respect for difference and diversity.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate rigorous and creative engagement in, and contribution to workshops and tasks.
- Demonstrate a high level of preparation and involvement in the tutorials abroad
- Demonstrate the capacity to gather material both experiential and researched whilst abroad
- Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and bring to fruition choreographic work or lecture demonstration with a high level of competency.
- Identify the differences and similarities of the European dance aesthetic and how it has influenced Australian Dance.
Last updated: 18 December 2020