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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Michael Coe


This unit will introduce students to dance as both an aesthetic and cultural practice and will focus on selected dance traditions and genres, with an emphasis on the history of modern and postmodern dance in performance. Students will learn approaches to movement analysis and practice using the languages of the body as a focus for performance research. Students will undertake a research project on the repertoire of an Australian dance company.


Essay (2000 words): 50%
Research project including class presentation (2500 words): 50%
Third-year students will be required to make greater use of dance theory in their project work

Contact hours

2.5 hours (1 x 2.5 hour workshop) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Drama and theatre studies


Completion of second year Arts