Undergraduate Units of Study

PRFM3604 - Embodied Histories

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Amanda Card


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.


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


1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr workshop/week


PRFM2601 and PRFM2602




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney