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DANCE 164
Multi-Arts Performance I


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline: [Physical Education]

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:20


Description
Exploration of dance as a performing art through participation. Class work includes improvisation, dance composition, learning of performance skills, repertory, and critical analysis. Students will explore the process of creating dance based on the elements of time, space, and energy/movement quality. Choreographic devices and compositional structures will be explored. Students will be encouraged to develop their own creative voice, and to critically evaluate their own and their classmates' works. Students will perform both faculty and student works as well as that of guest artists when available. When possible, students will participate in a collaborative multi-arts performance with students form another class in Art, Creative Writing, Drama, Music, or other fields.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, theories, and history relevant to dance performance and choreography.
  • Demonstrate artistic professionalism through punctual attendance, preparation, self-discipline, and rigor at rehearsals.
  • Create and perform dance pieces with accuracy and expressivity through the elements of time, space, and energy.
  • Perform with the technique and the aesthetic quality for specific choreography.
  • Practice proper rehearsal etiquette in the studio and during rehearsals.
  • Explore the production aspects of a dance performance including technical aspects of lighting and sound work.
  • Communicate dance through gesture and abstract movement.
  • Apply choreographic tools and discuss in relation to the works of others.
  • Improve fitness level as it relates to the demands of dance.

  • Course Topics
  • Dance terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, theories, and history.
  • Aesthetic movement quality for specific choreography.
  • Rehearsal, studio, and theater etiquette.
  • Production aspects of dance performance.
  • Characterization in performing dance roles.
  • Elements of dance: space, time, energy/movement quality.
  • Choreographic tools and vocabulary.
  • Collaboration.
  • Originality and spontaneity, experimenting with new techniques.
  • Technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
  • Performance.
  • Ethics in dance.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DANCE 164
    Spring 2011
    1960
    Kathy Halfacre
    DANCE 164
    Winter 2009
    1943
    Jackie Hightower


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.