2010 Course Handbook
DANC100: Dance History and Aesthetics
The 20th century exploded with dance forms. Modern dance was born, with its emphasis on the expressive capacities of the individual. The dances of other cultures became increasingly available yet remained enticingly exotic. Women threw away their corsets and moved freely. Rigorous physical practices created super human bodies. Social dance went through wild changes born on the tides of musical revolution. Dance became an extreme sport. The flowering of contemporary dance forms revealed our freedoms, our desires, our contacts with the exotic and a burning desire to be physically powerful. This unit provides extensive theoretical and embodied knowledge of some of the major dance forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. Teaching is in both lecture and workshop format. Assessments protocols are flexible offering students a choice of performance or essay for their major project.
D2 - Day; Offered in the second half-year
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Department of Media, Music and Cultural Studies
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