Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0465 (AF:360342 AR:208670)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Term
Course year
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This course is part of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Management 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 an overview of the history of dance, and the functioning of different models of representation and reception of choreographic work and the dancing body.
Students will be able 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 and take notes from the lessons and referral texts to fix the main concepts and develop their analysis and synthesis skills. Finally, students will be able to use specialist vocabulary.
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. Non-attending students must add one text to the list (see bibliography).
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, students can access the bibliography and videography as the assessment is based on your ability to structure your answer with the data necessary to contextualise the chosen examples, argue in correct Italian, quote the sources, and refer to all the materials 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.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 01/11/2022