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Embodied Histories - PRFM3604

Year - 2019

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.

Classes
1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr workshop/week

Assessment
1x1000wd Essay (40%), 1x3500wd Essay (60%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies

Prohibitions

PRFM3021

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Performance Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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