Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM3604 - Embodied Histories

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Amanda Card

Description

Can we investigate and understand historical moments and social movements through a study of dancing bodies? In this unit we will be looking at popular dance practices in western cultures over time. From the Charleston, the Lindy and Jive, through musical comedy and jazz, to gogo, disco and hip hop we will develop an understanding of the relationship between movement, music, time and place. This will be done through a combination of observation and practical participation. No previous dance training is required.

Assessments

1x1000wd essay (40%), 1x3500wd essay (60%)

Textbooks

Selected readings available through the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week (weeks 1 - 5) and 1x4-hr seminar/week (weeks 6 - 13)

Prerequisites

(PRFM2601 and PRFM2602) or (PRFM2001 and PRFM2002)

Prohibitions

PRFM3021

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