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ARDV0116A-S12

CRN: 20110

The Creative Process

The Creative Process
Focused on the production of autobiographical performance, this course will provide students with the unique opportunity to dig deeply into their selves and explore the processes by which ideas emerge and are given shape. The experiential nature of this course integrates cognition and action, mind and body. This course will offer students a range of modes of discovering, knowing, and communicating designed to push them beyond their present state of awareness and level of confidence in their creative power. The course will culminate in each student's performance of a self-designed solo piece that reflects their individuality. Daily journaling required.

ARDV0116B-S12

CRN: 21384

The Creative Process

The Creative Process
Focused on the production of autobiographical performance, this course will provide students with the unique opportunity to dig deeply into their selves and explore the processes by which ideas emerge and are given shape. The experiential nature of this course integrates cognition and action, mind and body. This course will offer students a range of modes of discovering, knowing, and communicating designed to push them beyond their present state of awareness and level of confidence in their creative power. The course will culminate in each student's performance of a self-designed solo piece that reflects their individuality. Daily journaling required.

DANC0160A-S12

CRN: 20006

Intro Dance

Introduction to Dance
This entry-level dance course introduces movement techniques, improvisation/composition, performance, experiential anatomy, and history of 20th century American modern dance. Students develop flexibility, strength, coordination, rhythm, and vocabulary in the modern idiom. Concepts of time, space, energy, and choreographic form are presented through improvisation and become the basis for a final choreographic project. Readings, research, and reflective and critical writing about dance performance round out the experience. 2 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0244A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
MUSC0244A-S12

CRN: 22298

African Music & Dance Perform
Please register via MUSC 0244

African Music and Dance Performance
In this course we will meet as an ensemble to learn and master how to play, sing, and dance to various African traditional musical instruments. With emphasis on technique, style, and form, we will get hands-on experience playing various types of East African musical instruments (drums, fiddles, harps, lyres, zithers, flutes, panpipes, trumpets, lamellaphones, rattles, shakers, and xylophones). At the end of the semester we will stage a concert highlighting the repertoire we have learned. This course is open to all students and will not require any prior knowledge of performing African music and dance.

DANC0260A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0261A-S12

CRN: 21233

Advanced Beginning Dance I

This is the first course in the studio sequence for students entering Middlebury with significant previous dance experience. It is also the course sequence for those continuing on from DANC 0160 or DANC 0161 and provides grounding in the craft of modern dance needed to proceed to more advanced levels. Modern dance movement techniques are strengthened to support an emerging individual vocabulary and facility with composition. Students regularly create and revise movement studies that focus on the basic elements of choreography and the relationship of music and dance. Readings, journals, and formal critiques of video and live performance contribute to the exploration of dance aesthetics and develop critical expertise. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0260Z-S12

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0261Z-S12

CRN: 21331

Advanced Beginning Dance I
Lab

This is the first course in the studio sequence for students entering Middlebury with significant previous dance experience. It is also the course sequence for those continuing on from DANC 0160 or DANC 0161 and provides grounding in the craft of modern dance needed to proceed to more advanced levels. Modern dance movement techniques are strengthened to support an emerging individual vocabulary and facility with composition. Students regularly create and revise movement studies that focus on the basic elements of choreography and the relationship of music and dance. Readings, journals, and formal critiques of video and live performance contribute to the exploration of dance aesthetics and develop critical expertise. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0261A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0260A-S12

CRN: 21261

Advanced Beginning Dance II

Advanced Beginning Dance II
A continuation of DANC 0260. (DANC 0260) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0261Z-S12

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0260Z-S12

CRN: 21332

Advanced Beginning Dance II
Lab

Advanced Beginning Dance II
A continuation of DANC 0260. (DANC 0260) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0277A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
ENVS0277A-S12

CRN: 21528

Body & Earth

Body and Earth
This course has been designed for students with an interest in the dialogue between the science of body and the science of place. Its goals are to enhance movement efficiency through experiential anatomy and to heighten participants' sensitivity to natural processes and forms in the Vermont bioregion. Weekly movement sessions, essays by nature writers, and writing assignments about place encourage synthesis of personal experience with factual information. Beyond the exams and formal writing assignments, members of the class will present a final research project and maintain an exploratory journal. 3 hrs. lect. 1 hr. lab.

DANC0279A-S12

CRN: 21744

Movement Intentionality

Movement Intentionality for the Stage
This course is intended for students seeking focused attention on the expressive potential of the body. We examine processes that will enable students to develop short, original performance pieces rooted in kinesthetic experience, including movement, voice, and visual perception. We will employ improvisational methods, such as Contact Improvisation and Viewpoints, to generate and experiment with physical language, text, and other compositional components of performance. Discussion of readings in the history and current practice of performance art and improvisation, drawn from the literature on dance, theatre, music, and visual arts, will support creative work. Previous experience in theatre or dance valuable but not required. 3 hrs. lect.

DANC0361A-S12

CRN: 21953

Intermediate Advance Dance IV

Intermediate/Advanced Dance II: Dance for the Camera
This course will involve concentrated intermediate-advanced level work in contemporary dance technique and choreography specifically designed for the frame of the camera. In this course we will explore how to best capture and edit dance on video. We will exercise and refine our visual sensibility through the exploration of basic digital editing techniques and mastery of fundamental camera mechanics. Texts, written work, and regular practice will focus on the creative process in dance and film making. This will culminate in a screening/performance at the end of the semester. (DANC 0261; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0360, DANC 0460, and DANC 0461) 3 hrs lect./3 hrs lab

DANC0376A-S12

CRN: 21234

Anatomy and Kinesiology

Anatomy and Kinesiology
This course offers an in-depth experiential study of skeletal structure, and includes aspects of the muscular, organ, endocrine, nervous, and fluid systems of the human body. The goal is to enhance efficiency of movement and alignment through laboratory sessions, supported by assigned readings, exams, and written projects. (Not open to first-year students) 3 hrs. lect.

DANC0400A-S12

CRN: 20383

Special Topics

Special Topics in Dance: Independent Study
(Approval required)

DANC0400B-S12

CRN: 22504

Special Topics

Special Topics in Dance: Independent Study
(Approval required)

DANC0500A-S12

CRN: 20367

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500B-S12

CRN: 20368

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500C-S12

CRN: 20369

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500D-S12

CRN: 21202

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700A-S12

CRN: 20965

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700B-S12

CRN: 20966

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700C-S12

CRN: 20967

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700D-S12

CRN: 21203

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)