Performance and Movement Studies 1

BCA10004 12.5 Credit Points Prahran


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 152 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


NICA NICA Semester 1

24 Jan 22 - 19 Jun 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
6 Feb 22

25 Feb 22

Last withdraw without fail:
8 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces the fundamental principles of performance and movement in contemporary circus arts. Students establish a foundation of professional practice through the exploration of improvisational techniques, dance, movement, authenticity, ensemble, dramaturgy and communication for performance. Students explore a variety of approaches to devising work employing performance techniques to effectively manipulate time, space, tension and contrast.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Understand the role of improvisation and movement in contemporary circus.
2. Examine modes for creating character in the development of a contemporary circus performance.
3. Critically evaluate performance and dance skills and techniques in verbal and written form.
4. Create a short group performance applying aspects of contemporary and traditional performance and dance styles.

Courses with unit

BA-CIRCA1 Bachelor of Circus Arts