This course will be divided in units focusing on Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and other 20th century choreographers. Students will be coached by internationally known guest artists, Robert LaFosse, Amanda McKerrow, John Gardner, to master and understand the diverse styles of each piece of repertory learned.
Sample reading list:
Muriel Topaz, Undimmed: The Life of Antony Tudor
Robert Gottlieb, Reading Dance
Arlene Croce, Writing in the Dark
Amanda Vaill, Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Deborah Jowitt, Jerome Robbins
Students will write four papers concerning the evolution of ballet in the 20th and 21st century and develop three short creative movement assignments.