Princeton Dance Festival — Dance Performance Workshop: Rhythm Tap*

Princeton Dance Festival performance course for the creation of a new rhythm tap dance piece by 2021-2023 Princeton Arts Fellow Michael J. Love. The course focuses on developing technical expertise, expressive range, and stylistic clarity. Students will examine various concepts – such as skeletal support, sequential movement, rhythm, and momentum to emphasize efficiency in motion – and perform an original work that represents a contemporary approach to dancemaking. The course encourages rich, subtle, and stylistically accurate renditions of choreography and engages students in collaborative learning.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Application required: Email Prof. Michael J. Love at ml9156@princeton.edu and discuss your interest in the course. Course MUST be taken in conjunction, in the same semester, with DAN319A, 320A, 419A or 420A (one additional 2-hour class weekly). Placement in “A” (Choreography Workshop) courses is by interview only. To secure your place in the appropriate “A” section, email Prof. Rebecca Lazier at rlazier@princeton.edu and describe previous composition experience at Princeton.

Other Information

Students earn a combined one unit of course credit for taking both classes (A&B sections) simultaneously. Students will be performing 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.

Faculty

Sections

U01

Mondays and Wednesdays,
2:30-4:20 PM

Instructor(s)

Michael J. Love