Faculty of Arts


PACIFIC 110

Pacific Music and Dance


Description

Introduction to the performing cultures of the Pacific with emphasis on their composition, histories and social function. Topics covered include hula (Hawaiian Dance), faiva faka-Tonga (Tongan dance) and siva ma fa’afiafiaga (Samoan performing arts). A broad range of performance genres will be covered including contemporary Pacific music, clowning and theatre. Practical instruction is also included as a component of the course. 

Availability 2018

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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