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Instructor Info:Fritha Pengelly
Term: 2013J
Meeting Info: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
Description: An experiential introduction to dance as a performing art, this class will explore how the fabric of dance is interwoven with social dance, political movements, cultural bias, and personal experience. Like all forms of art and expression, dance is created within social, political, and cultural context, and the historical developments of dance are tied as much to particular time periods as they are to masterful choreographers and performers. Course work will include regular movement sessions, experiments in improvisation and choreography, physical explorations of choreography by master choreographers such as Vaslav Nijinsky, Yvonne Rainer, and Doug Elkins, video viewings, and reading and discussion of dance history and relevant social, political, and cultural events. Students will gain a broad understanding of dance within its historical context and explore their personal connection to body and expression. No previous dance training is required.