Students are exposed to distinct choreographers by learning and performing repertory and creating choreography. The Technique and Repertory sections of the course develop technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. Students will dance with attention to alignment, detail, spatial clarity, and an awareness of other dancers. In Choreography classes, students will work together in movement-based laboratories to develop choreographic decision-making skills. Readings and viewings inform studio practice and place dance in current artistic movements.
Sample reading list:
Nancy Reynolds and Malcom McCorrmick, No Fixed Points
Alexandra Carter, Ed., The Routledge Dance Studies Reader
Ann Dils & Ann cooper Albright, Moving History/Dancing Cultures
See instructor for complete list
Ongoing choreographic assignments (approx. 2 hours outside class/week); reading and viewing live and videotaped 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.
United States travel required.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
DAN 319 or equivalent experience. Interview with faculty for placement in composition section from April 6-17, 2015. To arrange an interview, email Prof. Marshall (sm9@) or Prof. Fehlandt (fehlandt@) and send a list of any previous composition experience at Princeton. NOTE: Placement for technique/repertory component of class will be held Wednesday, September 16 from 4:30-6:20 at Hagan dance studio at 185 Nassau Street.
Two two-hour classes in technique, one two-hour class in choreography. Mandatory end of semester showing held during last week of class in December, including the last day of class, December 18, 2015. Final preparations for performance in Spring Dance Festival will require additional rehearsals in reading/exam period and the first weeks of the spring semester.