Theories and Methods in Dance Composition I: Languages

Description: Seminar, two hours; studio, two hours; outside study, eight hours. Enforced requisite: course 16. Examination of diverse movement sources from which dances are made. How do different choreographers envision vocabularies of movement they use? How do they select or create movement out of which they create dance? Answers to these questions in relation to broad range of artistic approaches, acknowledging that dance-making occurs distinctively in different cultural contexts and different historical moments. Readings about and viewing of videos of selected artists' work and their different strategies for creating languages of their dances for comparison. Use of these analyses to assist in creative process for making new dances. P/NP or letter grading.

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