PERF 2011 From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101754

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Description This unit will provide students with an understanding of the historical framing and cultural re-framing of Indigenous Australians in the live arts. Students will be provided with a theoretical understanding of the politics of representation through examining and reflecting on the transitional shifts that Indigenous artists' have made from: cultural performance to theatre productions; 'traditional' storytelling to telling of stories through poetry and writing; ceremonial sounds to music and spoken word performance; documentary film to screen based drama to exploring new technologies and moving image performance. Students will be introduced to a variety of Indigenous artists and their creative works.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in the currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. outline the historical framing and cultural re/framing of Indigenous Australians in the live arts;
  2. identify the different live art forms Indigenous people are exploring;
  3. explain the various ways Indigenous artists in the live arts contribute significantly to Australian society;
  4. describe the politics of representation as it relates to Indigenous artists in the live arts;
  5. critically reflect on the politics of representation as it relates to Indigenous people engaging with new creative art forms.

Subject Content

Students will be provided with an:
historical overview of the emergence of the Indigenous Australians in the live arts e.g. performance, film, dance, music, writing and poetry;
overview of the different Indigenous live art forms;
understanding of the politics of representation as it relates to Indigenous people;
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introduction to the foundation live arts history e.g. Bangarra Dance Company, NAISDA, Black Theatre; and
overview of the various Indigenous cultural events and festivals both nationally and internationally.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection Paper 1000 words 25% N Individual
Presentation In class presentation 35% N Individual
Written Report 2000 words 40% N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Madison Shakespeare Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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