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The focus for students in their second year of dance studies is on the actor/dancer and developing the ability to adapt to style. Students will be expected to integrate the skills taught in acting classes in their work as dancers, bringing to the work an understanding of character, relationship, stakes, given circumstances and storytelling. Technical and artistic practise will be extended through exploration of a range of music theatre dance repertoire and the capacity to adapt stylistically to the demands of genre and style as well as through partner work.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Display further development of technical skills attainment from the first year of study in all areas of music theatre dance, including the integration of theory and technique in practice.
- Maintain and adapt as necessary their own consistent autonomous program of daily practice to increase flexibility, core strength and ease of movement, with particular care for injury prevention and rehabilitation and nutrition.
- Integrate the artistic imperatives of dramatic context, storytelling and characterisation into physical realisation through character movement and dance
- demonstrate a developing ability to be an ‘actor/dancer’ for holistic music theatre performance, integrating technique with artistic interpretation
- demonstrate a developing ability to adapt technically and artistically to the demands of different styles of dance.
Upon completion of this subjects students should be able to:
- Exhibit extensive practical and theoretical understanding of their discipline including acquisition of skill level, discipline, relevant professional knowledge and ethics appropriate to professional practice;
- Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for self-directed learning;
- Recognise and value their uniqueness as an artist whilst developing diversification;
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
- Demonstrate a high level of professional conduct and incorporate respect, responsibility and support for collaboration as part of their professional practice;
- Synthesise the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to the various requirements of genre and style in diverse range of Music Theatre practice.
Last updated: 6 December 2019