Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion. In repertory, students will learn and perform dances that represent diverse approaches to dance-making either through collaboration with faculty or by learning significant dances from modern and contemporary choreographers. The course encourages rich, subtle, and stylistically accurate renditions of choreography and engages students in collaborative learning.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
DAN 419A or equivalent experience. To secure your place in the appropriate class, email Prof. Lazier (rlazier@) between April 10-21, 2017, 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 12, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., location tbd.
Students will perform in the Princeton Dance Festival at the Berlind Theater, December 1-3, 2017 (mandatory). Preparations require four additional rehearsals, several costume fittings, as well as a final technical and dress rehearsal the week of the performance.