Advanced students will learn and perform dances that represent diverse approaches to contemporary choreography. Technique and Repertory classes encourage rich, subtle and stylistically accurate renditions of choreography and cultivate intelligent and imaginative artistic interpretations. In Choreography classes, students will develop senior thesis projects; they can choose to focus on choreographic development or enhancing artistry as a performer. Classes will foster individual choreographic practices and mentor students as they transfer a dance from the studio to stage. The course is required for all Seniors pursuing a Certificate in Dance.
Sample reading list:
Joyce Morgenroth, Speaking of Dance: 12 Contemporary Choreographers
Edwin Denby, Dance Writings
Susan Leigh Foster, Reading Dancing: Bodies & Subjects in Contemporary American Dance
Ongoing choreographic assignments (approx. 2 hours outside class/week); reading and viewing live and videotapged 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.
Course is required for concentrators. United States travel required.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
DAN 419/409 or equivalent experience. Interview with faculty for placement in composition section from April 6-17, 2015. To arrange an interview, email Prof. Marshall (sm9@) and send a list of any previous composition experience at Princeton. NOTE: Placement for technique/repertory component of class will be held Wednesday, September 16 from 4:30-6:20 p.m. at Hagan dance studio at 185 Nassau Street.
Two two-hour classes in technique, one two-hour class in choreography. Mandatory end of semester showing held during last week of class in December, including the last day of class, December 18, 2015. Final preparations for performance in Spring Dance Festival will require additional rehearsals in reading/exam period and the first weeks of the spring semester. 30% Other: Choreographic Projects