Oct 01, 2023
DANC 4710 - Histories of Modern and Postmodern Choreography and Practice
Development of Euro-American dance in the 20th- century with focus on contemporary dance through the present.
Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Compare and contrast different approaches to dance-making, as evidenced by writings, dance works, and other sources that we will access in our course work.
- Conduct original research in dance history using the Music and Dance Library, the Nikolais/Louis Collection, and online resources.
- Demonstrate, through class discussions, presentations and papers, a greater understanding of dance history as a body of knowledge and a way of knowing.
- Describe the aesthetics and concepts that have guided practice and theory in modern and postmodern dance.
- Explain the historical and cultural contexts in which modern and postmodern dance developed.
- In an oral presentation, describe the oeuvre of one choreographer and place it in an appropriate historical context.
- Read, understand, and respond to academic texts in dance history.
- Write clearly and effectively about issues in modern and postmodern dance.
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