Dance choreography, with a focus on contemporary practices and performance. Classes will workshop compositional tasks that set limitations to spark creativity. Students will work in movement-based laboratories to develop their fluency with a wide range of contemporary choreographic approaches. Students will present their choreography weekly and learn to discuss, critique and evaluate work shown in class, Readings and viewings contextualize the work culturally and historically.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org between April 8-19, 2019, 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). Students earn a combined one unit of course credit for taking both classes simultaneously. A mandatory placement class for these Dance Performance Workshop sections will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater.
Students will perform in the Princeton Dance Festival at the Berlind Theater, December 5, 6, 7 + 8, 2019 (mandatory). Preparations require four additional rehearsals, several costume fittings, as well as a final technical and dress rehearsal the week of the performance.