Dance Courses

Dance

Power, Structure, and the Human Body

DAN 210 / GSS 210 / THR 210 · Fall 2018

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Aynsley Vandenbroucke

In this studio course open to anyone with a body, we will explore power, structure, and human bodies through personal, political, anatomical, kinesthetic, and aesthetic lenses. We will delve into these issues as artists do: by reading, thinking, talking, moving, and making performances, actions, sense, and change.

Introduction to Contemporary Dance

DAN 213 · Fall 2018

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Instructors: Alexandra Beller

Designed for students with minimal dance experience who are curious about contemporary dance techniques and choreography.

An Introduction to the Radical Imagination

DAN 223 / AAS 223 / VIS 224 · Fall 2018

S01 - Jaamil Olawale Kosoko · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Using an interdisciplinary visual and performance studies approach to explore various sites of contemporary art practices, this course will provide an introduction to radical performance practices through which artists consider the gendered and racialized body that circulates in the public domain, both onstage and off.

Body and Object: Making Art that is both Sculpture and Dance

VIS 300 / DAN 301 · Fall 2018

U01 · Mondays, 7:30 - 9:40 pm Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Martha Friedman · Susan Marshall

Students in VIS300/DAN301 will create sculptures that relate directly to the body and compel performance, interaction, and movement. Students will also create dances that are informed by garments, portable objects, and props. Works will be designed for unconventional spaces, challenge viewer/performer/object relationships, augment and constrain the body, and trace the body's actions and form. The class will consider how context informs perceptions of the borders between performance, bodies, and objects. A lecture series of prominent choreographers and artists will accompany the course. This studio course is open enrollment.

Choreography Workshop I

DAN 319A · Fall 2018

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Rebecca Lazier

Choreography Workshop I exposes students to diverse methods of dance-making by tracing the evolution of choreographic thought.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory I *

DAN 319B · Fall 2018

U01 — Abby Zbikowski · Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Instructors: Abby Zbikowski

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.

Choreography Workshop II

DAN 320A · Fall 2018

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Dean Moss

Dance choreography, with a focus on contemporary practices and performance. Classes will workshop compositional tasks that set limitations to spark creativity.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory II *

DAN 320B · Fall 2018

U01 · Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 - 2:20 pm

Instructors: Malcolm Low

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.

Choreography Workshop III

DAN 419A · Fall 2018

U01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Rebecca Stenn

Choreography Workshop III extends students’ approaches to choreographic research by asking them to create complete works on dancers other than themselves.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory III *

DAN 419B · Fall 2018

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Instructors: Elisa Clark

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.

Choreography Workshop IV

DAN 420A · Fall 2018

U01 · Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm

Instructors: Shannon Gillen

Students workshop their senior thesis projects either creating a choreographic production or enhancing their artistry as a performer. Classes workshop varying approaches to dance making, including examining practices from modern and post-modern dance, as well as diverse genres and cultural forms.

Dance Performance Workshop: Repertory IV *

DAN 420B · Fall 2018

U01 · Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 pm

Instructors: Tina Fehlandt

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.