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.
Joyce Morgenroth, Speaking of Dance: 12 Contemporary Choreographers
Edwin Denby, Dance Writings
Susan Leigh Foster, Reading Dancing: Bodies & Subjects in Contemporary American
Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list
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.