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|Description - |
|Continuation into the intermediate level of dance production and performance. Includes instruction on how to produce and mount a full-scale theatrical production for public performance, make-up techniques, lighting design and stagecraft. Students will also have the opportunity to perform, choreograph and stagecrew at the intermediate dance production skill level.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- examine the nature of intermediate choreography as a performing art
- identify different styles, techniques, genres and forms of dance choreography
- employ the intellect in exercising aesthetic judgment in relation to dance as an art
- facilitate the artistic growth of dance as a performing art
- increase body awareness and placement in all exercises and choreography
- recognize dance as both a physical discipline and an artistic expression
- appreciate music an an integral part of the production and performance experience
- demonstrate and practice intermediate skills of dance production procedure from costuming and lighting to casting and marketing
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Dance studio, Rehearsal space or Theatre. |
Audio Set up.
Dance shoes and exercise clothing or costumes specific to dance Technique.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Dance as a Performing Art:
- Training and Technique
- Audition Technique
- Choreography and Performance
- Make up
- Lighting Design
- Musical accompaniment
- Sets and Props
- Performance environments
- The Dancers' Instrument:
- Floor and center barre
- Intermediate combinations across the floor to include jete and pirouette turns.
- Injury prevention
- Dancers' nutrition and conditioning training
- Eating disorders for the professional dancer
- Intermediate Technique training in one or more of the following disciplines:
- Hip Hop
- Historical analysis of dance production
- sources and influences of historical periods of various dance forms through the ages
- transition from highly specialized training to universal art form
- Artistic references
- reference to contemporary dance companies and performances
- sources and styles of musical accompaniment for choreography
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Evaluation of performance skills through intermediate level.
- Objective exams
- Cooperative learning assignments
- Term Paper
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Ryan, Walter J. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, 2011. |
Tharp, Twyla. The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture and classroom discussion using the language of intermediate dance technique from classical ballet to contemporary.
- Cooperative learning exercises.
- Laboratory and Demonstration
|Lab Content - |
- Demonstration and performance of intermediate level choreography from classic Repertory to original student works, guest artists and resident choreographers.
- Demonstration and practice of proper body alignment and awareness in all exercises and choreography performances.
- Demonstration and practice of all dance production procedure including stagecraft.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Written critique of a live dance performance, optional writing exercises based on recommended reading. |