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ARDV0116A-S21

CRN: 20074

The Creative Process
The Creative Process
In this course, students will have the opportunity to dig deeply into their own creativity and explore the processes by which ideas emerge and are given shape in the arts. The experiential nature of this course integrates cognition and action, mind and body. Students will engage a range of modes of discovering, knowing, and communicating, which are designed to push them beyond their present state of awareness and level of confidence in their creative power. Practical work will be closely accompanied by readings and journaling, culminating with the creation and performance of a short project. (First- and second-year students only; Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1364) 3 hrs. lect.

ARDV0116B-S21

CRN: 21766

The Creative Process
The Creative Process
In this course, students will have the opportunity to dig deeply into their own creativity and explore the processes by which ideas emerge and are given shape in the arts. The experiential nature of this course integrates cognition and action, mind and body. Students will engage a range of modes of discovering, knowing, and communicating, which are designed to push them beyond their present state of awareness and level of confidence in their creative power. Practical work will be closely accompanied by readings and journaling, culminating with the creation and performance of a short project. (First- and second-year students only; Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1364) 3 hrs. lect.

DANC0160A-S21

CRN: 20005

Introduction to 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-S21

CRN: 22735

Introduction to Dance
Introduction to 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

DANC0260A-S21

CRN: 21482

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-S21

CRN: 22736

Advanced Beginning Dance I
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-S21

CRN: 22738

Improvisational Practices
Improvisational Practices
In this course students will gain an embodied understanding of the practices and techniques needed to proceed to advanced improvisational work. Research into forms such as partnering, ensemble work, text, musical exercises, compositions, and scores/projects will focus on mapping the moving body in the moment. Readings, journals, and responses to video viewings and live performances contribute to the exploration of historical contexts, aesthetics, and cultural improvisations. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0261Z-S21

CRN: 22739

Improvisational Practices
Improvisational Practices Lab
Improvisational Practices
In this course students will gain an embodied understanding of the practices and techniques needed to proceed to advanced improvisational work. Research into forms such as partnering, ensemble work, text, musical exercises, compositions, and scores/projects will focus on mapping the moving body in the moment. Readings, journals, and responses to video viewings and live performances contribute to the exploration of historical contexts, aesthetics, and cultural improvisations. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0360A-S21

CRN: 21652

Intermediate/Advanced Dance I
Intermediate/Advanced Dance I
This course involves concentrated intermediate-advanced level work in contemporary dance technique and choreography culminating in production. Theoretical issues of importance to the dancer/choreographer are addressed through readings, writings and practice. (DANC 0261 or by waiver; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0361, DANC 0460, DANC 0461) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0360Z-S21

CRN: 22760

Intermediate/Advanced Dance I
Intermediate/Advanced I Lab
Intermediate/Advanced Dance I
This course involves concentrated intermediate-advanced level work in contemporary dance technique and choreography culminating in production. Theoretical issues of importance to the dancer/choreographer are addressed through readings, writings and practice. (DANC 0261 or by waiver; this course may be taken in any sequence with DANC 0361, DANC 0460, DANC 0461) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

DANC0376A-S21

CRN: 22221

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.

DANC0381A-S21

CRN: 22493

Dance Company of Middlebury
Dance Company of Middlebury
Dancers work with the artistic director and guest choreographers as part of a dance company, learning, interpreting, rehearsing, and performing Dancers work with the artistic director and guest artists as part of the Dance Company to create original performance work. For 2021 this will include performing for virtual events and creating performance happenings on campus. Those receiving credit can expect four to six rehearsals weekly. Appropriate written work, concert and film viewing. This year all interested students can apply by writing a one-page letter of intent to laurelj@middlebury.edu. One credit will be given for each term of participation. Students are required to make a two-semester commitment and must be on campus in the spring. J-Term will focus on research and development, while the spring will focus on creating performances and virtual events. (Open to Freshmen through Seniors, by application.) (DANC 0260; Approval required) 4 hrs. lect./4 hrs. lab

DANC0461A-S21

CRN: 21484

Advanced Dance Improvisation
Intermediate/Advanced Dance IV: Advanced Dance Improvisation
Students will gain rigorous training in the simultaneous conception, composition, and performance of dance works. This will include units in techniques such as contact improvisation, performance improvisation, site specific work, musical collaboration, and elemental integration. The body will be developed as an articulate, responsive instrument while the mind is honed toward quick, clear perception of potential form with a willingness to act and react. Personal philosophy and dance aesthetics will be cultivated and formally articulated in writing. Musicians proficient with their instrument and interested in improvisation 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-S21

CRN: 20256

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500B-S21

CRN: 20257

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500C-S21

CRN: 20258

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500D-S21

CRN: 20823

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500E-S21

CRN: 21281

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0500F-S21

CRN: 21365

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700A-S21

CRN: 20688

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700D-S21

CRN: 20824

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700F-S21

CRN: 21366

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700G-S21

CRN: 21535

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700K-S21

CRN: 21536

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

DANC0700P-S21

CRN: 21537

Independent Project
Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Dance Department

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753