DANC 012. Dance Lab II: Making Dance
A continued study of principles of choreography and dance creation. We will examine notions of movement invention, employment, and appropriation through experimentations with time, space, energy qualities, design context, audience perspective, and collaboration. Explorations will be geared toward honing each student’s particular interests - in this moment - around the “what”s and “how”s of creation. Students will work much more independently than in the first class in this series, and will need to work intensively throughout the semester with a student design collaborator and a student researcher on a final performance project for the end of the semester. Design collaborators can be from the areas of costume, lighting, set/visual design, interactive media design, etc. The class welcomes all genres of movement for use within this academic context. Reading, video and live concert viewing, short dance studies, journals, a final grant proposal and a final performance for the public are all 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.
Spring 2018. Arrow.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program