What will I study?
The course extends your knowledge of dance as a field of enquiry and scholarship. You will study dance research methods, design and manifest a major project and develop critical writing and creative documentation skills. Artist-academics will mentor and supervise your research. There are opportunities to perform and create new work, and to participate in collaborative and inter-disciplinary group work. The course will also introduce you to a range of research methodologies including inter-disciplinary, practice-led and indigenous.
Previous honours projects have focussed on questions such as: What makes a dance practice sustainable over the course of a lifetime?; How can choreography be derived from objects?; How is choreography for screen different to choreography for live contexts?; How is presence understood in different cultural contexts? You will develop the studio and scholarly aspects of your own project through consultation with your supervisor and through supportive dialogue with your peers.
During your honours year, you will enjoy exposure to local and international professional dance companies and participate in making and performing new dance and interdisciplinary works.
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