2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Dance and Culture: Rituals of a Changing World


Spring 2012 quarter

Robert Esposito dance, kinesiology
Fields of Study
aesthetics, art history, cultural studies and dance
Preparatory for studies or careers in

This is a full-time, one-quarter program for students ready for intermediate to advanced work in the theory and practice of dance. Student cohorts investigate a variety of dance and theatre forms around themes of cultural empowerment, freedom, belonging, and wellness. Students research the practice, history, and sociocultural forms and functions of their chosen genre, including (but not limited to) modern dance, world dance, ballet, dance theatre, Middle Eastern, Butoh, etc., and create contemporary dance theatre rituals to be shared on a regular basis in studio forums. The content of scholarly research, scores, papers, readings, critiques, and seminars is determined in collaboration between faculty and students. Students design the syllabus for their research topics and choreographic projects in an open, but structured, learning community. Activities include classes in technique, improvisation, composition, learning new and extant modern choreography, field trips, lectures, and multimedia presentations.

Expect to work on program assignments 20-30 hours per week outside of scheduled class meetings.

Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
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Schedule Details
10:00 - 11:00 AM Class Preparation 11:00 - 12:30 PM Technique Class 12:30-4:00 PM Rehearsals and Seminar/Critiques Additional evening rehearsal hours may be scheduled as needed.
Required Fees
$50 for theater and/or museums entrance fees.
Offered During
Day and Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
February 14th, 2012 New offering added.