2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Experiments in Theatre and Dance

Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Walter Grodzik theater, Robert Esposito dance, kinesiology

Fields of Study: aesthetics, art history, consciousness studies, cultural studies, dance, linguistics, literature, somatic studies and theater

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20083 (16) Fr; 20084 (16) So - Sr; 20366 (16) Fr; 20367 (16) So - Sr  

Spring: Enrollment Accepting New Students  CRN (Credit) Level 30100 (16) Fr; 30101 (16) So - Sr; 30267 (16) Fr; 30268 (16) So - Sr  Signature Required Interested students should contact Walter Eugene Grodzik (grodzikw@evergreen.edu or 360-867-6076) or Rob Esposito (espositr@evergreen.edu or 360-867-6436) or meet with them at the Academic Fair.

Credits: 16(W); 16(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior; 50% of the seats are reserved for freshmenFreshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


How do literal and non-representational gestures combine to create a unique poetics of action? How are emotions and ideas rendered in movement? How does the abstract design of space, time and motion support or subvert the spoken word? This two-quarter program will engage students in an active exploration of theater, movement and modern dance.

Winter quarter will be devoted to building competency in separate modern dance and theater workshops, with two collaborative performance projects aimed at developing a final concert project in spring quarter. Students will continue building performance and collaborative skills through theater, movement and dance workshops, improvisation and composition in spring quarter. We will explore how verbal and non-verbal performance works contextualize and enhance each other by reading and analyzing various texts on theatre and dance. We will explore theories of dance theatre through structured solo and group improvisation, by creating original compositions, and in seminar discussions. Spring quarter will culminate in a public, collaborative concert.

Fall Registration:
Theater emphasis-20083 (Freshmen), 20084 (Sophomores-Seniors)
Dance emphasis-20366 (Freshmen), 20367 (Sophomores-Seniors)

Maximum Enrollment: 46

Preparatory for studies or careers in: theatre, dance, and the performing arts.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 18th, 2010 Students interested in this program should register for the CRN focusing on their primary interest (theater or dance). Contact faculty for more information.
November 11th, 2009 This program has moved from Fall-Winter to Winter-Spring and has increased the number of freshmen seats.