DANC 210
LET'S MAKE A DANCE: Dance Making and Re-Making Spring 2018
Division I
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This course is designed for first-time dance makers as well as more experienced dance students who seek the opportunity to practice dance making in a structured, intimate setting. Any genre or style of dance may be explored. Projects are designed primarily to empower the creator to clarify the intent and vision for their work. Central to this is the practice of giving and receiving feedback, using Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP). Projects may include solo and group work, site-specific dance making, and creating in collaboration. Students are expected to rigorously build upon and revise their work(s) in three possible roles: artist, responder, and facilitator. Studying the work and philosophies of dance makers in a variety of genres, such as Akram Khan, Pina Bausch, Camille A. Brown, and William Forsythe will give further context to our work. Weekly presentation of assignments, active participation in CRP sessions, reading assignments, identifying to the group one’s intended goal(s) for the week, written reflection on sessions, and final showing will be required. Three seminar sessions will be included in the class.
The Class: Type: tutorial; plus one full class meeting per week
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3051
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly presentation of assignments, participation in CRP sessions, identifying to the group one's intended goal, written reflection on sessions, and final showing
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Distributions: Division I

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