|Required Sequence: DANC 249 & DANC250
This is a basic course in creating and performing choreography with emphasis on the diversity of techniques and methods available to the choreographer. Assignments will revolve around inventing, organizing, and evaluating movement in a variety of dance styles including modern, jazz, ballet, and others.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing
The focus of this course is on the process of designing, creating and realizing a project-length composition through movement. We accomplish this by exploring various methods for of movement invention compositional structures and paradigmatic approaches to dance and performance. Students present drafts of an original project to classmates and the dance faculty for feedback in formal `showings¿. Each member will spend significant time exploring, individually and in small ensembles, various ways that meaning is structured and communicated/interpreted through dance, and drafting and revising their dances. Significant reading in music, dance, anthropology, gender studies and architecture undertaken. Assigned writing, concert attendance, rehearsal directing and attendance at individual conferences expected.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lynne Anne Blom & L. Tarin Chaplin, THE INTIMATE ACT OF CHOREOGRAPHY
and selected materials.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly dance composition assignments, short papers, attendance at dance concerts and a final public showing of work completed during the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This semester focuses on solo work and movement invention. DANC250 focuses on group work. Both courses are prerequisites for DANC371.
Students must be concurrently enrolled in a dance technique course. Students must participate as members of the production crew for two dance concerts during the course of the year. Previous exposure to dance (in Modern Technique or Intro to Dance) is required. Students who have some experience with movement/choreography prior to Wesleyan may be accepted.
|Instructor(s): Stanton,Nicole Lynn Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-12:30PM; Location: SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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