Technique and repertory course that focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. In technique, students will examine concepts such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion. In repertory, students will learn and perform dances that represent diverse approaches to dance-making either through collaboration with faculty or by learning significant dances from modern and contemporary choreographers. The course encourages rich, subtle, and stylistically accurate renditions of choreography and engages students in collaborative learning.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
DAN 213/219/220 or equivalent. Mandatory placement class on Tuesday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater at the Lewis Arts complex. This course MUST be taken in conjunction, in the same semester, with DAN 319A, DAN 320A, DAN 419A or DAN 420A (Choreography Workshop courses, one additional 2-hour class weekly). Placement in one of these “A” (Choreography Workshop) courses is by interview only. To secure your place in the appropriate “A” section, email Prof. Lazier (rlazier@) between April 9-20, 2018 and list previous composition experience at Princeton.
Students will perform in the Princeton Dance Festival at the Berlind Theater, November 30-December 2, 2018 (mandatory). Preparations require four additional rehearsals, several costume fittings, as well as a final technical and dress rehearsal the week of the performance.