Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Literature and Humanities » GELH1007 / GELH013 – Visual and Performing Arts – Dance
Suggested Year of Study:1,2,3,4
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FED


Medium of Instruction:English



Course Description

In this course, students explore the current themes and issues in dance by participating in theoretical (lectures/tutorials), practical (studio/performance), and aesthetic (dance film appreciation/critique) classes. Students develop an awareness of the body through movement, dance improvisation, creative processes, choreography, interdisciplinary arts, language, and literature. Theoretical and aesthetic components help students develop analytical thinking skills while practical sections challenge them to think more deeply on dance and the role it plays in society. Classes focus on a range of activities that dancers and movement practitioners use to foster kinesthetic awareness, critical thinking, movement experimentation, play/outcome-based learning, and communication through body language.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Students will be able to:

1. Identify different elements of dance (body, space, time, energy, relationship).

2. Choreograph short dance sequence, movement steps with balance, coordination, isolation, and variations.

3. Compare, contrast, critique, and analyze dance through films and presentations.

4. Develop teamwork and interpersonal skills through dance rehearsals and performance.

5. Collaborate, design, and create dance film with others in class.