DANC 012. Dance Lab II: Making Dance


Dance Lab II continues the study of principles of choreography and dance creation from Dance Lab I.  Through weekly choreographic assignments, in-class showings, and group discussions we will examine notions of movement invention, employment, ideational development, and appropriation.  Choreographic elements at play may include uses of time, space, energy qualities, improvisational structures, audience perspective, site-specificity, and use of technology.  Explorations aim at honing each student's particular interests around the "what"s and "how"s of creation - and the 'why' of choreographic decision-making. 

Dance Lab II emphasizes independent, intensive work, including a final performance project for the end of the semester (the venue for which will be determined by the student in consultation with the instructor).

The class welcomes all genres of movement.  Short dance study creation and showing, reading, video and live concert viewing, 1~2 short writing assignments, and a final performance for the public are required.
Students with whom the choreographer works and who commit to 3 hours weekly, may receive PE credit under DANC 011A . Dance Production Practicum.
Prerequisite: DANC 011   
Corequisite: A course in dance technique must be taken concurrently.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Spring 2020. Liapis.
Spring 2021. Staff.
Spring 2022. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program


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