SAC 405 - Screendance
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
A 300 (or 400) level production course in the relevant emphasized area: SAC 300 or 301 and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

From Maya Deren to Merce Cunningham, to music video and beyond, this interdisciplinary course will explore the unique challenges of creating “screendances” or dance for the camera. Through class screenings of film and video work, class exercises, reading and discussion, students will learn about various historical and contemporary issues and approaches in combining dance and the moving image.

Course Requirements:

Students will work alone and in small collaborative groups to create their own works integrating dance and digital media. Through creative projects, students will develop their own visual style and an increased proficiency with digital video cameras and editing. Assessment will be based on four short digital media production projects, (Solo Study 15%, Variations, 15%, Figure in a Landscape 20%, Final Project 20%), take-home final analysis paper (15%), and attendance and participation (15%). At the end of the course, students should be able to articulate meaning in dance on film or video and discuss, analyze, and critique both student projects and "professional" dance screen works.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in developing their own unique voice and style as filmmakers. This interdisciplinary course enrolls 8 dance majors and 8 SAC students.

Class Format:

The course will meet once per week (Friday) for 3 hours.

SAC 405 - Screendance
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
25621
Open
16
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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