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ARDV0116A-S13

CRN: 20104

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-S13

CRN: 21326

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.

ARDV0116C-S13

CRN: 22598

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-S13

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

DANC0160Z-S13

CRN: 22006

Intro Dance
Lab

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-S13

Cross-Listed As:
MUSC0244A-S13

CRN: 21856

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, thumb pianos, 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-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0261A-S13

CRN: 21202

Advanced Beginning Dance I

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. (DANC 0160 or by approval) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0260Z-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0261Z-S13

CRN: 21298

Advanced Beginning Dance I
Lab

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. (DANC 0160 or by approval) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0261A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0260A-S13

CRN: 21229

Advanced Beginning Dance II

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

DANC0261Z-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0260Z-S13

CRN: 21299

Advanced Beginning Dance II
Lab

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

DANC0283A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
WAGS0283A-S13

CRN: 22254

Social Dance & Popular Culture

From George Washington to John Travolta: Social Dance in Popular Culture
In this course we will examine religion, gender, morality, etiquette, politics, and other cultural and societal issues in American history as they intersect in the public sphere through the activity of social dance. Coursework will involve the investigation of primary source materials including contemporary letters and diaries, dance manuals, newspaper and journal reports, and accounts of social dance in American literature. Students will read texts on dance and cultural history, view images of dance in American art and popular film, and listen to four centuries of American dance music. 3 hrs. lect./2 hrs. screening

DANC0285A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
WAGS0285A-S13 DANC0285B-S13 WAGS0285B-S13

CRN: 22446

Ethics/Aesthetics/Body

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Moving Body
What are you willing to do to "look right?" In this course we will investigate how questions about what is good, and what is beautiful, affect how we treat our bodies. We will explore somatic techniques, in which the body is used as a vehicle for understanding compassion. In contrast, we will examine the extreme physical regimens of concert dance techniques that originated in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, in which the body is seen as an object to be molded into an aesthetic ideal. The course will utilize readings in philosophy and dance history, reflective and research based writing, and movement practices. (No previous experience necessary) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab

DANC0285B-S13

Cross-Listed As:
DANC0285A-S13 WAGS0285A-S13 WAGS0285B-S13

CRN: 22515

Ethics/Aesthetics/Body

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Moving Body
What are you willing to do to "look right?" In this course we will investigate how questions about what is good, and what is beautiful, affect how we treat our bodies. We will explore somatic techniques, in which the body is used as a vehicle for understanding compassion. In contrast, we will examine the extreme physical regimens of concert dance techniques that originated in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, in which the body is seen as an object to be molded into an aesthetic ideal. The course will utilize readings in philosophy and dance history, reflective and research based writing, and movement practices. (No previous experience necessary) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab

DANC0285Z-S13

Cross-Listed As:
WAGS0285Z-S13

CRN: 22517

Ethics/Aesthetics/Body
Lab

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Moving Body
What are you willing to do to "look right?" In this course we will investigate how questions about what is good, and what is beautiful, affect how we treat our bodies. We will explore somatic techniques, in which the body is used as a vehicle for understanding compassion. In contrast, we will examine the extreme physical regimens of concert dance techniques that originated in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, in which the body is seen as an object to be molded into an aesthetic ideal. The course will utilize readings in philosophy and dance history, reflective and research based writing, and movement practices. (No previous experience necessary) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. lab

DANC0376A-S13

CRN: 21203

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.

DANC0376Z-S13

CRN: 22519

Anatomy and Kinesiology
Lab

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-S13

CRN: 22296

Special Topics

Special Topics in Dance: Independent Study
(Approval required)

DANC0461A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
MUSC0461A-S13

CRN: 22428

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV: Performance Improvisation
This is rigorous training in techniques that prepare a student for the challenge of simultaneously conceiving, composing, and performing strong, theatrical dances, on the spot, alone and in ensemble. Body is developed as an articulate, responsive instrument. Mind is honed toward quick, clear perception of potential form, willingness to act and react. Personal philosophy and dance aesthetic are cultivated and formally articulated in writing. Musicians proficient with their instrument and able to read music are strongly encouraged to seek admission. (Required for dancers: DANC 0261 or by waiver; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0360, DANC 0361, DANC 0460) 6 hrs lect.

DANC0461Z-S13

Cross-Listed As:
MUSC0461Z-S13

CRN: 22520

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV
Lab

Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV: Performance Improvisation
This is rigorous training in techniques that prepare a student for the challenge of simultaneously conceiving, composing, and performing strong, theatrical dances, on the spot, alone and in ensemble. Body is developed as an articulate, responsive instrument. Mind is honed toward quick, clear perception of potential form, willingness to act and react. Personal philosophy and dance aesthetic are cultivated and formally articulated in writing. Musicians proficient with their instrument and able to read music are strongly encouraged to seek admission. (Required for dancers: DANC 0261 or by waiver; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0360, DANC 0361, DANC 0460) 6 hrs lect.

DANC0500A-S13

CRN: 20359

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500B-S13

CRN: 20360

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500C-S13

CRN: 20361

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500D-S13

CRN: 21176

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700A-S13

CRN: 20944

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700B-S13

CRN: 20945

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700C-S13

CRN: 20946

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700D-S13

CRN: 21177

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)