Students workshop their senior thesis projects either creating a choreographic production or enhancing their artistry as a performer. Classes workshop varying approaches to dance making, including examining practices from modern and post-modern dance, as well as diverse genres and cultural forms. Students generate personal assignments and work together to establish a critical language to describe choreography and provide feedback to peers. Workshops in lighting and costume design help to better understand the contributions of these forms and enhance the collaborative process. Required for seniors pursuing a Certificate in Dance.
Sample reading list:
Joyce Morganroth, Speaking of Dance: 12 Contemporary Choreographers
Edwin Denby, Dance Writings
Susan Leigh Foster, Reading Dancing: Bodies & Subjects in Cont. American Dance
Ongoing choreographic assignments (approx. 2 hours outside class/week); reading and viewing live and videotaped performances (approx. 2 hours outside classes/week); mandatory trip to NYC to view live performance; several short papers analyzing choreography and discussing dance based on readings and class work; and participation in an end of semester showing. Number of pages of expected reading per week 10-20
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
DAN 419/409 or equivalent experience. To secure your place in the appropriate class, email Prof. Lazier (rlazier@) between April 4-18, 2016, and list previous composition experience at Princeton. This course MUST be taken in conjunction, and in the same semester, with DAN 319B, DAN 320B, DAN 419B or DAN 420B (Dance Performance Workshop courses, additional two 2-hour classes weekly). A mandatory placement class for these Dance Performance Workshop sections will take place on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Hagan Studio, 185 Nassau Street..