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Dance Composition
Required Sequence: DANC 249 & DANC250
DANC 249
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

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.

Essential Capabilities: 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-17-2014
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