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Choreography and Improvisation Fall 2015 Credit: 1.0 Class Schedule: T 11:451:10,Th 12:502:15 DC Studio 1 Instructor: J. Roberts Class room assistant: Ben SwensonKlatt Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: x3873 Email: jroberts Office Hours: DC 309 12:00pm2:00pm W or (find me in a studio) Class email: dance231 Description: This class is a study in the art of movement composition and improvisation. We will use improvisation to create new material and discover ways of using this material for dance studies. (I encourage students to solve dance problems creatively.) We will also focus on generating ideas for choreography and sequencing movement ideas into a coherent structure. Objectives: 1. Develop the craft and skills needed to explore the creation, composition and performance of new dance material for choreography. 2. Increase knowledge and understanding of modern dance. 3. Increase understanding of dance improvisation. 4. Develop a greater efficiency and ease of developing movement through imaginative and playful improvisation. 5. Develop an understanding of current and past dance artists. 6. Develop a greater appreciation of dance as a performing art form. 7. Increase knowledge and awareness of other students’ strengths and areas needing improvement. 8. Explore new ways to support and acknowledge each other’s strengths and areas needing improvement. 9. Work with and build an understanding of an artist in another art form. 10. Establish a functional language for modern dance description and analysis. 11. Explore the elements of human movement: your body and its actions as it relates to space, time and energy/force. 12. Develop a greater awareness of your body through improvisation. 13. Improve your dance technique and aesthetic performing capabilities. 14. Consciously integrate the elements of focus, dynamics, timing and intent into your understanding and choreography of movement. 15. Engage in creative problem solving in individual and group settings. Methods of Accomplishing Objectives: The student will accomplish the objectives of the course by: 1. Physically creating and exploring stationary and locomotive movement phrases. 2. Creating movement phrases through improvisation. 3. Receiving and processing critical feedback in class from the instructor and other students in the class. 4. Giving critical feedback to other students in the class. 5. Regularly exploring new material and movement, as homework outside of class, material and concepts introduced during class. 6. class. y participating in discussions and improvisations using the text and various handouts given during 7. Creating and learning movement material through guided instruction and intuition in highly and loosely structured settings. 8. Considering and applying physical, cognitive and emotional perspectives while creating and performing movement material. 9. Deepening and expanding the physical, cognitive and emotional perspectives inherent in artistic movement studies. 10. Perceiving, assessing and providing critical feedback to other students during class. 11. journal entries and other class-related written work.ss discussions, sensory and 12. Seeing, considering, discussing and writing about live and videotaped modern dance performances. Requirements: 1. Attendance is required to all class meetings. I expect that everyone will be at all class meetings unless there is an emergency. The absentee policy for this course is as follows: a) One absence without effect. b) Additional absences must be made up within two weeks of absence. The student must see instructor for makeup assignments. Limit of two makeups. c) The fourth absence is an automatic F for the course. 2. Assigned readings for each class should be completed by, with the student prepared to discuss the material during the next class period following the assignment. All chapters in the text should be reflected on and analyzed in journals. 3. A journal shall be kept and turned in twice during the semester. It should consist of reflections and analysis of the reading material and class projects as they relate to your choreographic projects. A thorough journal will integrate the class work, class studies and your creative process with the reading material. I expect to see at least two entries per week. Please understand that it is easy for me to tell if you wait till the night before to catch up on your journal. Please stay up on your journal; it is for your growth. choosing. Along with the presentation, a 57page paper (with appropriate bibliography) on the her of his/her choreographer will be turned in to the instructor. You must send me your bibliography of both presentation and paper two weeks ahead of your presentation to receive approval for your presentation idea. It is the student’s responsibility to set up a meeting with the instructor. Please allow plenty of time for this process in case your idea needs to be altered. Peer tutors in Writing Place offer help with any stage of the writing process. Walkin tutoring is available MonThur 9am10pm, Fri 9am6pm, Sun 1210pm. Point Scale for Presentations a. 100 possible pointsThese presentations will also include a short study (at least 2 minutes in length) with music choreographed in the style of the chosen choreographer, these presentations will also include video excerpts of the chosen choreographer and photographs of various works and events in the chosen choreographer’s life. b. 89 possible pointsThese presentations will include video excerpts of the chosen choreographer and photographs of various works and events in the chosen choreographer’s life. c. 79 possible pointsThese presentations will include photographs of various works and events in the chosen choreographer’s life. All presentations need to explore a different perspective than that of the paper. Example: the paper could deal with the historical content and the presentation could be about the choreographer’s style or method of craft. I cannot stress the importance of being clear in your paper and presentation about the different perspectives. 5. Concert Attendance/Critique The student will attend a minimum of one modern dance concert by a professional or college/university level dance company and prepare a critique (typewritten, doublespaced and stapled), which will be turned in no later than one week following the concert. Neither a ballet, a play, an informal showing nor 'works in progress' will count toward this requirement. The student may not write a critique on a concert in which the student is performing. If the student is unsure if a potential dance concert fulfills this requirement, ask the instructor. Warning: (or suggestion) Do this early in the semester, before you are so busy that it becomes impossible to fit in. The upside of seeing a performance early is that it will help you with your own creative projects! Final Deadline for turning in critiques –December 3th. All papers handed in late will receive half credit (no exceptions). “Printer problems” is not a viable excuse for turning in a late paper. Please read handout on writing critiques! The student is encouraged to attend as many dance events as possible. A thorough list of area dance performances can be found on the dance department’s website http://wp.stolaf.edu/dance/files/2013/06/OutsidePerformanceListforFall2015.pdf Please email the instructor within the first two weeks indicating which performance and date you will be attending. 6. I am committed to supporting the learning of all students in my class. If you have already registered with Disability and Access (DAC) and have your letter of accommodations, please meet with me early in the course to discuss, plan, and implement your accommodations in the course. If you have or think you have a disability (learning, sensory, physical, chronic health, mental health or attentional), please contact Disability and Access office at 5077863288 or wp.stolaf.edu/asc/dac . Text THE INTIMATE ACT OF CHOREOGRAPHY By Lynne Ann Blom/ L. Tarin Chaplin Evaluation: Class Studies 15% Critique 10% Participation in reading discussions and improvisations 15% Improvement 10% Finals 20% Class presentation 15% Journal 15% Class Calendar (This will more than likely evolve as the semester goes along.) Sept. 10 Go over space and camera policies Go over materials, hand solo and 91, 2, 3, Sept. 15th Warm up mini DVD discussion 1, Immediacy 2, 3, and 9 Handout for readings Sept 17th visit Music Library Show developed hand solo and work on it. Watch hand movies Sept. 22 Commonality/Gestalt Show developed hand solo Shape/Aesthetics Sept. 24 Sequence Development Assign duet partners read 4, 7 Sept. 29 Duet Lab Duets Find music for duet read 11 Oct 1 Show duets Read 8 Oct 6 Show duets//trust work Practice feedback Discuss 8 Oct. 8 Meet composers explanation of music collaboration Discuss Talk about collaboration project 4,7,11, Speed dating read 12 explain final assignment Oct. 13 Fall Break Oct. 15 Group work Pick choreographer presentation time, Journals Due and set up meeting with instructor to th get okay on choreographer Space Oct. 20 group gathering Oct. 22 Motion and words Read 5 Oct. 27 Ted talk/ Limitations on a grid group assignment read 10 Explore spaces Oct 29 Masterclass or catch up/trust work Nov 3 Lab for space study Nov 5 Show Space Studies Discussion 8, Nov 10 Choreographer Presentations Nov 12 Catch up day and Show Reworked read 13,14 duets Nov 17 Music1 draft of noncomposed work . Title and Music – (at least some) discussion 13,14 Nov. 19 1 day of rough draft showing with composers if time Choreographer read 15 Presentations Nov. 24 1 day of rough draft showing with composers if time Choreographer Presentations Nov. 26 thanksgiving Dec 1 Choreography presentations Dec. 3 Flocking Dec. 8 Trust work or choreographer presentations Dec. 10 Final Showings Group and Solo read 6 without composed music discussion 15 Dec. 15 Final Showings Group and Solo Journals Due without composed music Final Final Showings of works with Wednesday composed music Dec. 16 at 7pm
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