RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 006 Music and the Moving Image: Writing About Music and Dance Theatre and Film
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

From the time we enter school we study, analyze and write about art forms that are based almost entirely on the written word (books, essays, novels, novellas, poetry and plays.) We learn how to read and write about "writing". This course looks at works of art that convey information primarily through moving image and music. When language is used, it is integrated with music and dance and it is this synthesis of sound and moving image that conveys both cultural meaning and aesthetic impact. In this seminar we will examine representative examples of musical movies, opera, dance works and musical theater from a variety of historical periods and cultural contexts with the aim of understanding, analyzing and being able to articulate in writing and speaking the ways in which sound and moving image work together to convey meaning. Works to be considered will include the depression-era musical movie The Wizard of Oz based on Frank Baum’s book, Mozart’s revolutionary 18th century enlightenment opera The Marriage of Figaro, multi-media spectacles at the Court of Louis XIV, the 19th century Romantic ballet Giselle, the World War 2 dance-drama Fancy Free, the Vietnam era musical Hair, and Alvin Ailey's civil rights era dance work Revelations. You do NOT have to have a background in music or dance to take this course.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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