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Contemporary Dance History
SLN 12727, T/Th, 8:30-10:20 Jennifer Salk

The development of social and performance-based dance from the beginning of the Twentieth Century to the present with particular emphasis on major international stylistic trends, cultural influences, and principal artists and their work.

The course will include class discussions, group and solo assignments and presentations, lectures, video viewing, and studio explorations. The studio explorations will create an experiential lens into the creative processes of some of the major choreographers of the last and present century.

Class assignments and grading: Oral presentations, class discussions, readings, concert attendance and reviews, research paper, documentary viewings and two exams including one take-home. Short, in-class writing assignments, participation in studio component.