This course follows the remarkable progression of both ballet and modern dance in Europe and America from the late nineteenth century until the present. Beginning with Classical Ballet in Imperial Russia, this somewhat chronological look at the developments in dance will be approached in regard to the socio-political and artistic climate that contributed to its evolvement. Choreographers and movements covered will include the ballets of Marius Petipa, Serge Diaghilev's Les Ballets Russes, Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, Denishawn, Austrucktanz, Modernism and the work of Martha Graham, Doris Humphery, and Charles Weidman, anthropologist/dancers Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus, Merce Cunningham/John Cage, Postmodernism and the Judson Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones, Japanese Butoh, and the German Tanztheater tradition of Kurt Jooss and Pina Bausch. Video and films will be shown weekly in conjunction with assigned readings. Projects include research/analysis of the work of a choreographer.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC Grading Mode: Graded
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