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LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, GR, Fall 2007, Dept = RCIDIV
 
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Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
RCIDIV 350 — Special Topics
Section 001, LEC
Marxism

Instructor: Cohen,Carl

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Javanese dance is one of the great classical dance forms in the world with a rich and exciting repertory of works. Even if you have never danced before, here is your chance to learn an accessible and fascinating dance form. Important choreographers from Ruth St. Denis and Mark Morris have been captivated and inspired by its beauty, grace and power. Javanese dance depicts the ancient epic stories like the Ramayana and Mahabharata that have been told and re-told for centuries and still are vital tropes in the lives of Asians today. Students who take this course will have a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in performance of wayang sandosa, experimental shadow puppet theater involving multiple dancers and puppeteers, in March created by the Distinguished Visiting Professors, Sigit Adji Sabdoprijono and Yulisa Mastati direct from the foremost institutions of dance and puppetry in Central Java, Indonesia. The performance will be accompanied by live music played on the Javanese gamelan ensemble. No prior dance experience necessary. For information, contact swalton@umich.edu.

RCIDIV 350 — Special Topics
Section 002, LEC
Theaterkreis

Instructor: Shier,Janet Hegman

FA 2007
Credits: 1

In this one credit course, students will be introduced to some traditions in German theater and to the major German theater journals. The course will meet for 8 sessions throughout the semester (Dates t.b.a. at the first class.). For the most part, we will read several contemporary German dramas together as a group and will focus on stage diction, fluency, speech rhythm, and tempo. Each student will also meet with the instructor twice outside of class for individual work on pronunciation, diction, and delivery of lines. An ancillary goal of the mini-course will be to introduce students to the working methods of RC Deutsches Theater, which will take place in Winter 2008. Towards that end, students will learn some basic acting techniques to improve their ability to present an idea on stage. Part of the class will be devoted to theater workshops where students will present excerpts or monologues from plays, which will serve as a basis for some side coaching and lead to increased flexibility and confidence acting. No tests and no papers required. Open to students in second-year German and above. Attendance at all sessions is required in order to receive credit for the course.

 
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