Faculty of Arts


PACIFIC 110

Pacific Music and Dance


Description

This couse is an introduction to the world of music and dance within the Pacific, with a specific focus on Polynesia. Over time, Pacific music and dance has transformed and continues to with the influence of colonisation, Christianity, modernisation, commercialisation, commodification and migration.

"There is no music without dance.”

This course will raise student awareness around cultural heritage and seeks to empower students with knowledge of the importance of preserving and sustaining Pacific music and dance within the home island and diaspora. Pacific music and dance are not just presentational, but are mediums that provide a platform through which traditions, customs, values and beliefs are shared, expressed and reinforced.

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

Polynesian Music and Dance, Richard Moyle. Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Auckland.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

PACIFIC 110: 15.0 points


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