DAN 420A is an advanced studio course in contemporary dance practices and techniques. Co-led by Professors Fehlandt and Lazier with visiting guests, this class will include training in modern dance, somatics, improvisation, African diasporic and contemporary forms. The course exposes students to the leading trends in new movement languages and explores how to advance a student’s biomechanical and physiological understanding of their body. Select readings and viewings provide a lens to examine how dance and movement training fuels individual development, choreographic process and aesthetic research.
* 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
DAN 419A or equivalent experience. To secure your place in the appropriate class, email Prof. Rebecca Lazier at email@example.com between April 3-7, 2023, 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 Monday, September 4, 2023 at 3pm, in the Hearst 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 1, 2, 3 2023 (mandatory). Preparations require four additional rehearsals, several costume fittings, as well as a final technical and dress rehearsal the week of the performance.