CQUniversity Unit Profile
CART12005 Contemporary Dance 3: Performance and the Creative Industries
Contemporary Dance 3: Performance and the Creative Industries
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will consider the place of dance within the broader creative industries. Your dance instruction will continue with your classes in ballet, contemporary dance and conditioning.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: CART11006 Contemporary Dance 2: Ensemble Performance and Stagecraft Design

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2018

Cairns

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Group Work
Weighting: 35%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform ballet and contemporary dance skills, technique and aesthetics
  2. Publicly perform a collaborative dance performance
  3. Explain the place of dance within the Australian creative industries.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical Assessment - 35%
3 - Group Work - 35%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Practical Assessment - 35%
3 - Group Work - 35%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Ballet and modern dance Third (2012)

Authors: Susan Au
Thames &​ Hudson
London London , UK
ISBN: 13: 9780500204115
Binding: eBook

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Judith Brown Unit Coordinator
J.Brown@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1: Body Awareness - Change and Tradition Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

  • Review: Placement and alignment characteristics, movement vocabulary, terminology, and Safe dance; Context, Form and Style
  • Setting the stage - Contextualising Theatrical practice - Greek Tragedy, Feudal Pageantry and Court Masques - ritual, myth, liturgical

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 1: A Most Obedient Servant

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2: Shape - Renaissance and Courts Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

  • Core stability and posture - Identifying personal style and idiosyncrasies - Body patterning - Critical and creative thinking
  • Comédies-ballet, the ballet de cour and Académie Royal de Danse

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 2: The Rise of Professionalism

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3: Music and Body Accents - Birth of Genre Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

  • Music Theory - Expressive range of the body - Small and Large Gestures
  • Meaning through movement - Opéra Ballet and Ballet d'action

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 3: The Development of Ballet d'Action

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4: Space - Romanticism Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

  • Pathways and Planes - Audience relationship
  • Aesthetics - Illusion, the supernatural and the exotic

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 5: Crystallization and Ferment in Russia

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5: Articulation - Classicism and Rebellion Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

  • Momentum and Stillness
  • The Russian legacy - Classical choreographic structure - Innovation

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 5: Crystallization and Ferment in Russia

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6: Expression - Experimentation Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

  • Creating meaning with movement and Expressive qualities
  • Frontier Improvisation and Self-expression

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 6: First Steps toward a new form

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7: Weight - Avant-garde Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

  • Locomotion and non-locomotion
  • Vanguards of early Modernism and Contemporary Classic Dance

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 7: Astonish Me

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8: Intention - Invention Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

  • Choreographers aesthetic and style, mood and tone
  • Modern Dance Pioneers

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 8: Truly Modern

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9: Music and Movement Phrasing - Evolution Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

  • Music and body parts sequencing
  • Diversification - strands of dance - screen culture

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 9: The Decentralization of Ballet

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10: Energy - Post-Modernism Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

  • Dynamics - Weight and Force
  • Democratisation - performance art, happenings and the everyday

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 10: The Metamorphosis of Form

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11: Body actions - Internationalism Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

  • Connection through motion: understanding movement patterns
  • Sector growth, industry development

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 11: A Time for Growth

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12: Spatial Relationship - Beyond Convention Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

  • Personal and Performance Space, rehearsal procedures
  • Conversion - Interactivity, Interventions and Research

Chapter

Ballet and Modern Dance. Chapter 12: Moving into the New Millennium

Au, S., Rutter, J. (2012). Ballet and Modern Dance. (3rd ed.). London: Thames &​ Hudson.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment tasks:

1. Origins and Principles  - Written Assessment

2. Progressive -  Practical Assessment

3. Group Work - Ballet And Contemporary Dance Performance


Origins and Principles of Ballet and Contemporary Dance Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (4 June 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
Progressive Practical Assessment Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (8 June 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
Ballet And Contemporary Dance Performance Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (8 June 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Origins and Principles of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Task Description

Origins and Principles of Ballet and Contemporary Dance 30%

The development of the comédies-ballet, ballet d'action, and the Académie Royal de Danse were pivotal for the Ballet de cour. Likewise Ballet d'action, Romanticism and Classicism were key movements that led to innovations of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Define and discuss the impact of these developments on Western Theatrical Dance. Furthermore the influence of Modernism and Postmodernism on the ideology, content, style and form of contemporary dance is substantial. Cite and discuss three examples of theatrical dance exemplars within the Australian creative industries. Upload a 2000 word essay with references to Moodle.

Format: A4, 4cm margin, 1.5 line spacing, 11 point font, numbered pages, use a standard cover page. You may like to illustrate your tutorial paper with up to six images. Please use low-resolution images to decrease file size. Include a list of references consistent with the APA format at the end of the paper. Please use the APA referencing guide available at: http://libguides.library.cqu.edu.au/content.php?pid=8771&sid=5469615


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (4 June 2018) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (15 June 2018)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

  • Research of Content 40%
  • Clarity of meaning of text 20%
  • Academic Writing Style 20%
  • Editing and grammatical correctness 10%
  • Referencing and citation 10%


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the place of dance within the Australian creative industries.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Progressive Practical Assessment

Task Description

Assessment of improvement in core dance skills through twelve hours each week of body conditioning, ballet, and contemporary dance workshops, and building upon stagecraft skills. The appraisal will factor in the students level of energy, accuracy, commitment, expressive coordination, anatomical alignment, aplomb and assurance. The Progressive practical assessments are weighted at Ballet 17.5% and Contemporary Dance 17.5%, which total 35% of the overall mark.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (8 June 2018) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (15 June 2018)


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

  • Class activity displays work ethic, standard and progress. (50%)
  • Dance Terminology, positions, steps and directions. (20%)
  • Combinations of dance technique. (20%)
  • Attendance, participation, and safety. (10%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform ballet and contemporary dance skills, technique and aesthetics


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence

3 Group Work

Assessment Title
Ballet And Contemporary Dance Performance

Task Description

Learn a tutor-choreographed ballet and tutor-choreographed contemporary dance piece. Perform both disciplines as part of group performance events - each performance worth 17.5% with a combined assessment total of 35%. Write a 500-word reflective analyse of your contribution as a performer post-performance - communication, interpretive skills, audience reception, benefits of performing, improvements for next time, and upload the analysis to Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (8 June 2018) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (15 June 2018)


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

  • Performance displays sophistication, musical sensitivity and interpretive skills. (30%)
  • Technical skills (40%)
  • Stage Presence (20%)
  • Written performance analysis (10%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Publicly perform a collaborative dance performance


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work

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