Performance and Movement Studies 2

BCA10008 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 2 NICA NICA Semester 2

12 Jul 21 - 3 Dec 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
25 Jul 21

13 Aug 21

11 Jul 22 - 4 Dec 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

12 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Sep 22


BCA10004 Performance and Movement Studies 1

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to aspects of performing as part of an ensemble in a contemporary circus production. This includes the application of principles of relevant movement forms, techniques and elements. Students are also introduced to performance analysis methods and will begin to develop the scholarly techniques to effectively critique and reflect on performance in a range of contexts. This unit also aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to examine and interpret materials in relation to the history, heritage and traditions of circus, and to analyse its evolution to modern and contemporary Australian and international circus contexts.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explore concepts, forms and experimental techniques to develop creative solutions to a performance outcome.
2. Develop and rehearse an act to a specified performance criteria under direction
3. Use appropriate dance & movement forms, techniques and elements in the context of solo performance and collaborative work.
4. Discuss developments in the circus form from the 1970s ‘new circus’ to contemporary practice.
5. Analyse performance in written form.

Courses with unit

BA-CIRCA1 Bachelor of Circus Arts