American Dance History|
Spring 2007 not offered
This course follows the remarkable progression of both ballet and modern dance in Europe and America from the late 19th century until the present. Beginning with Classical Ballet in Imperial Russia, this somewhat chronological look at the developments in dance will be approached in regard to the socio-political and artistic climate that contributed to its evolvement. Choreographers and movements covered will include the ballets of Marius Petipa, Serge Diaghilev┐s Les Ballets Russes, Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, Denishawn, Austrucktanz, Modernism and the work of Martha Graham, Doris Humphery, and Charles Weidman, anthropologist/dancers Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus, Merce Cunningham/John Cage, Postmodernism and the Judson Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones, Japanese Butoh, and the German Tanztheater tradition of Kurt Jooss and Pina Bausch. Video and films will be shown weekly in conjunction with assigned readings. Projects include research/analysis of the work of a choreographer.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)
Deborah Jowitt, TIME AND THE DANCING IMAGE and selected readings
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research paper, reviews of dance concerts, dance compositions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Interview with professor.
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