DANCE 362

Contemporary Modern Dance Choreography Intermediate

Dance College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Intermediate choreographic studies in contemporary modern dance.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Fixed

4

Title

Dance Composition Fundamentals

Learning Outcome

1. Students will learn technical elements, process and crafting principles of composition, such as: transitions, traditional formations, dynamic structure, stylistic coherence, form, musical dynamics and phrasing.

Title

Aesthetic Criteria and Analysis

Learning Outcome

2. Students will develop a critical eye in analyzing and forming own aesthetic criteria.

Title

Ethno-Choreographic Elements

Learning Outcome

3. Students will discover ethno-choreographic elements of a particular style or cultural group.

Title

Issues in Dance Composition

Learning Outcome

4. Students will address issues of authenticity versus creativity, traditional versus contemporary.

Title

Choreography Documentation

Learning Outcome

5. Students will learn to document choreography.