RCHUMS 260 - The Art of Dance: An Introduction to American and European Dance History, Aesthetics, and Criticism
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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This course is an introduction to the study of dance history. What is dance? How can we analyze it in terms of form and “content”? What is the role of the dancer and choreographer? How can we distinguish different styles of dance? This introductory course is a basic survey of American and European dance concentrating on nineteenth- and twentieth-century dance forms including French and Russian classical ballet, American and European modern dance, African American jazz forms, and dance on film. Choreographers and dancers considered will include Coralli and Perrot, Marius Petipa, Mikhail Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Bronislava Nijinska, George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Katherine Dunham, Merce Cunningham, Fred Astaire, Bill Robinson, John Bubbles, Gene Kelly, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor and Mark Morris.

Texts will include Selma Jeanne Cohen’s Dance as a Theatre Art and No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century by Nancy Reynolds and Malcom McCormack as well as regular viewings of dance dvds.

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RCHUMS 260 - The Art of Dance: An Introduction to American and European Dance History, Aesthetics, and Criticism
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001 (SEM)
7RC Ugrd
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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