Dance Courses

Spring 2018

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Dance Europe

DANC 202 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Contemporary modern dance is an art form that explores questions about the body, identity, and globalization. Choreographers experiment with their craft by examining the way in which we relate to the world around us. The globalization of dance leads to cultural interchange and critical thinking about our place in a larger society and includes an exchange of styles and ideas and a cultural reflection on how and why dance is made. Globalism creates a rich artistic atmosphere and contributes to a wide variety of styles. Students travel to the four centers of contemporary modern dance in Europe: Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels. We explore contemporary aesthetics of particular regions, how culture influences movement choices, and the new ways in which European audiences are adapting to new forms of expression.

Winter 2018

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University Dance

DANC 110 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours of rehearsal and performance. A journal recording the rehearsal/performance process is required. May be repeated for up to eight degree credits.

University Dance Production

DANC 111 - Evans, Shawn Paul

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours. A journal recording the production process is required. May be repeated for up to four degree credits.

Artistic Identity in Contemporary European Dance

DANC 201 - Davies, Jenefer M.

This course provides an introduction through video and text to influential European dance artists. We explore the contemporary aesthetics of these artists, how their particular culture and society influences, their movement choices, and the ways in which society adapts to their new forms of expression. We examine how art is produced, challenged, and transformed. We study the ways in which these cultures interact and affect one another through dance, examine hybrid styles, and explore ethnic and national identity in a global society. This class provides a framework for further exploration in the Spring term course, DANC 202: Dance Europe

Musical-Theater Dance Technique

DANC 230 - Deck, Liza E. / Davies, Jenefer M.

A studio exploration of choreography in musical theater from the 1940s to the present. Composition, theme, and form are discussed in concert with practical work in restaging historically significant musical dance numbers. Of particular interest are the choreographers' styles and the many dance techniques prevalent in musical theater. These issues are experienced through dance practica as original choreography is taught. May be repeated for up to six degree credits.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Students enrich their academic experience by undertaking a performance project. Students must demonstrate ability to work with little supervision and must develop a written proposal defining the issue to be addresses, an outline of the proposed methodology, and a statement of the intended outcome with a schedule for completion. The project must include written, historical, and practical components, and permission must be secured in advance of registration.

Fall 2017

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

University Dance

DANC 110 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Participation in a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours of rehearsal and performance. A journal recording the rehearsal/performance process is required. May be repeated for up to eight degree credits.

University Dance Production

DANC 111 - Evans, Shawn Paul

Participation in any production aspect of a university dance production for a minimum of 40 hours. A journal recording the production process is required. May be repeated for up to four degree credits.

Introduction to Contemporary Modern Dance

DANC 120 - Deck, Liza E. / Davies, Jenefer M.

This course combines the exploration of individual and ensemble artistic expression in contemporary modern dance with the study of the history of modern dance. The course culminates in a performance presentation.

Contemporary Modern Dance History

DANC 240 - Davies, Jenefer M.

This course is a study of the manifestations of American modern dance from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Students explore the relationship between dance and developments in U.S. culture and study the innovators of the art form and their techniques, writings, and art works through readings, video and lectures.

Ballet Technique

DANC 292 - Meythaler, Sandra P. / Davies, Jenefer M.

This studio course is devoted to the practice of classical ballet technique and to the exploration of classical and contemporary ballet in performance. The course culminates in a performance presentation. This course may be repeated for degree credit for up to six degree credits.

Directed Individual Study

DANC 403 - Davies, Jenefer M.

Students enrich their academic experience by undertaking a performance project. Students must demonstrate ability to work with little supervision and must develop a written proposal defining the issue to be addresses, an outline of the proposed methodology, and a statement of the intended outcome with a schedule for completion. The project must include written, historical, and practical components, and permission must be secured in advance of registration.