Choreography Workshop I exposes students to diverse methods of dance-making by tracing the evolution of choreographic thought. Varying approaches to improvisation will be taught to warm-up, discover movement material, and challenge movement habits. Classes will workshop compositional tasks that set limitations to spark creativity. Students will present their choreography weekly and learn to discuss, critique, and evaluate work shown in class. Selected readings and performances (both on video and live) will expose students to varying choreographic philosophies, processes, and aesthetics.
* In these workshop courses with two components (Choreography/Repertory, A/B), students study technique and learn contemporary repertory or collaborate on the creation of new work with professional choreographers. Students also create their own dances and learn about choreographic practices and history
Prerequisites and Restrictions
To secure your place in the appropriate class, email Prof. Rebecca Lazier at email@example.com between April 4-8, 2022, 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 September 5, 2022, at 3pm, in the Hearst Dance Theater.
Students earn a combined one unit of course credit for taking both classes (A & B Courses) simultaneously. Students will perform in the Princeton Dance Festival at the Berlind Theater, December 2, 3, 4 2022 (mandatory). Preparations require four additional rehearsals, several costume fittings, as well as a final technical and dress rehearsal the week of the performance.