FAGS2025 Dance for Actors (3 units)
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The course offers several approaches which can contribute to the understanding that actors must master the art of dance in a particular context when they perform movement in the drama. The aim is that the whole active and thinking body and mind are fully engaged with the task of making dance an internal and vital part of performing.
The course will select ideas and dance forms from a selection of traditions, eras and cultures. Students will learn how to adapt their bodies to display different styles. Specific traditional dances will be practised to demonstrate variations among different societies. Certain dancing techniques are identified with these historical and cultural circumstances. The various approaches taught in this course will train students how to dance in dramatic ways, and inspire students to move confidently.
The course will train students to analyse movements and their performances. It is believed that sharing the traditional sensations with others can be a new collaborative experience.
The course will look at dance from historical and developmental perspectives in different cultural contexts. Dance films are selected and screened as references. Students will do dance practice accordingly and when it comes to Contemporary dance, they are encouraged to respond creatively with a greater degree of confidence in self-expression, with also the critical reflection on dance, movement and the social environments.
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