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Choreography in spaces other than traditional studio, theatre, or performance spaces is the major focus of this subject. The creation of choreographic material in response to the structure, function, ‘feel’ and history of selected environments and the relationships between these factors will be explored using a range of improvisation and choreographic strategies. Consideration will be given to the particular qualities and characteristics of a chosen ‘place’ resulting in the creative movement responses. The connection between the audience and the created choreography will be central in all practical tasks. Investigation of both internal and external spaces/locations will be included.
Students will be engaged in the study/investigation of the history of Site Specific work with particular focus on the Post Modern era. Students will study differing cultural strategies and relationships to space. Guest artists who practice in this field will enhance the students’ knowledge by contextualising their practice of dance for alternative space.
Intended learning outcomes
- To develop the potential to create and organise aesthetic material in the role as collaborator, choreographer and director;
- to exercise imaginative and transformative processes in the creation of site-specific work;
- to problem solve in relation to selected locations and choreographic intent;
- to apply theory to practice in the creation of artistic work;
- to enhance the capacity for critical thinking;
- to extend individual capacity to recognise and work within aesthetic domains and develop a strong visual aesthetic;
- to expatiate the skills in choreography, management and production of a short dance work that is site specific.
- Demonstrate rigorous and creative engagement in, and contribution to class tasks;
- demonstrate effective exploration and inventive creation, and form choreographic material in time and space;
- present completed dance studies/works in selected locations that are not studios, theatres or traditional performance spaces;
- constructively critique and articulate contextual understanding of own choreographic practise and the work of other artists.
Last updated: 6 December 2019