Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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THEA 143 - A Survey of American Concert Dance

3 hours
This course is specifically created with the beginning dancer in mind. However, movement material can be adjusted to fit the needs of the students. Each meeting time will consist of a studio dance class (1 hour and 45 minutes), which will explore different movement styles from which contemporary choreographers draw. Dancers will be guided through a genre-specific warm-up and long-form movement phrases that introduce the technical requirement of each form, varied accompaniments, and performance qualities. Students will then move to a lecture hall where they will view a variety of dance films that will serve to give a historical context to the work in the studio and introduce students to artists whose work has broken new ground or stands as an example of the purity of a specific form. This segment of the class will also meet for 1 hour and 45 minutes.



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