Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
This course is part of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management (curriculum TARS) that aims to provide basic knowledge to work in the field of cultural heritage as a specialist in the conservation and management of artistic heritage. The course offers a basic knowledge of the history of dance, and the functioning of different models of representation and reception of choreographic work and the dancing body.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to situate a dance piece in the wider context of arts and cultural heritage. During the course, they will learn how to critically approach a dance performance, how to take notes both from the lessons and from the referral texts to fix the main concepts and develop their analysis and synthesis skills. Finally, students will be able to consciously use specialist vocabulary. The written exam will give students the opportunity to verify the knowledge they have acquired and their ability to contextualize it by relating it to what they have learned throughout the entire curriculum.
A good reading knowledge of English is required to understand some of the required texts and excerpts from the dance shows examined in class.
The course provides a basic knowledge of the history of dance starting from a series of video-recordings of dance performances selected to analyze different dance genres and forms, body practices and techniques, and the reception of the audience. The specific terminology needed to understand the texts under scrutiny will be introduced and examined in class. For students unable to attend, the program is the same but a meeting with the professor is strongly recommended to discuss the referral texts and to understand how to prepare for the final exam.
Alessandro Pontremoli, Storia della danza. Dal Medioevo ai giorni nostri, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2002 (chapters VII-VIII-IX-X).
Elena Cervellati, Storia della danza, Torino, Pearson, 2020.
A selection of essays and videos is suggested on moodle (the password will be provided via email by Prof. Franco).
The examination consists of an open book written test lasting 2 hours. The answers must be 5000 characters including spaces each. During the assignment you will be able to consult the bibliography and videography in the exam programme as the assessment is based on your ability to structure your answer with the data necessary to contextualise the chosen examples, to argue in correct Italian, to cite sources precisely (although not literally) and to refer to the materials we have analysed during the lessons.
The course will be held live and will be supported by the e-learning platform of the university (moodle.unive.it). Classes will include the screening of videos and commented powerpoints.
Type of exam
written and oral
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This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Poverty and inequalities" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 11/10/2021
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