WGST 131 Contact Improvisation
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation, a dance form that explores elements of physical contact among participants while challenging preconceptions about the gendered body. Emphasis will be placed on finding mindful and physical ways to prepare to be "ready" to dance: cultivating a quiet core amidst the wilderness of physical disorientation; finding the root of levity, contact point, weight sharing, pathways into the floor and air; and focusing attention on the details of sensation. Students will engage in egalitarian practices for building skills of trust, receptivity, and responsiveness, as well as tolerance for waiting in the unknown. (same as DAN 130)
DAN 300 Production Studio
An experiential collaborative component for the dance major. Set within a faculty-directed project or production, the student participates in research, dialogue, and the underpinnings of producing work.
PAID 112 Paideia I
A two-semester common course for all first-year students that addresses questions central to the human condition. It develops students' ability to read, write, analyze, discuss, and research by engaging with works from across the disciplines, drawn from different time periods and parts of the globe. As a signature course and a foundation for liberal learning, "Enduring Questions" is taught by faculty from all divisions of the college.
- Movement Fundamentals I, II and III
- Dance Composition
- Dance History
- Viewing Performance
- Production Practicum
- Body of Knowledge
- Ritual and Performance in Japan
- Ethics in Theatre