DANCE TECHNIQUE COURSES:

 

Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance student's training. Intending and current dance majors must register for two credits of dance technique each semester of their four years at Bard. Technique courses led by Trisha Brown Dance Co. meet four times each week and carry 2 credits, courses meeting twice weekly carry 1 credit.

 

Beginning  I  Dance Courses are intended for the beginner with no previous experience necessary. Open to all students.

 

Beginner  II  level is for students who have had at least one semester of Beginner I at Bard, a year of dance training in that technique elsewhere, or by permission of the instructor.

 

18290

DAN 104 JC

 Beginning  I Ballet

Jean Churchill

 T  Th 10:10 am-11:30 am

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Class size: 25

 

18289

DAN 104 PK

 Beginning  I Modern Dance

Peter Kyle

 T  Th 3:10 pm-4:30 pm

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Class size: 25

 

18292

DAN 106 JC

 Beginning  II Modern Dance

Jean Churchill

 T  Th 1:30 pm-2:50 pm

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Class size: 20

 

18291

DAN 106 LC

 Beginning  II Ballet

Lindsay Clark

 T  Th 1:30 pm-2:50 pm

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Class size: 20

 

 

DANCE COMPOSITION

3 credits. Dance Composition aims to introduce principles and theories about choreography in a studio setting. Three levels of Dance Composition are required of all dance majors, and all students enrolled in Dance Composition must attend Dance Workshop but should not register for it.

Dance Composition is open to non-majors with permission of the instructor.

 

18293

DAN 118 PK

 Dance Composition I

Peter Kyle

 T  Th 4:40 pm-6:00 pm

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Class size: 12

 

18295

DAN 141

 Alexander Technique

Peggy Florin

M  W    4:40 pm-6:00 pm

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credits  This course will introduce students to the principles and application of the Alexander Technique, a method of psychophysical re-education developed by F. Matthias Alexander in the early parts of the 20th century. AT is system of learning that gives close attention to functional anatomical organization; it is a study of how thought, on the sensory & neuromuscular level, plays a crucial role in an individual's "use" of his/herself. Sought out by musicians, performing artists and others who seek clarity and efficiency in motion and expression, Alexander Technique aims to identify habitual misuse, promoting ease in any physical practice. Students will be asked to identify habits of personal use and alignment through observation, study of the skeleton, drawing, movement and touch. Readings, including articles by F.M. Alexander, John Dewey, Raymond Dart and other more recent practitioners, writing assignments & discussion will extend this study. Professor Florin is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Class size: 15

 

 

Intermediate and Advanced Dance Technique:

 

Intensive technique studies are essential to a serious dance student's training. Intending and current dance majors must register for two credits of dance technique each semester.   Also open to non-majors with experience, inclination, and permission of the instructor. 

 

18297

DAN 212 LC

 Intermediate Ballet

Lindsay Clark

 T  Th 11:50 am-1:10 pm

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Class size: 20

 

18296

DAN 212 PF

 Intermediate Modern Dance

Peggy Florin

M  W    1:30 pm-2:50 pm

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Class size: 20

 

18299

DAN 312 MS

 Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

M  W    11:50 am-1:10 pm

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Class size: 15

 

18298

DAN 216 LC

 Intermediate / Advanced Modern Dance technique: with and beyond the solo body

Leah Cox

M  W    3:10 pm-4:30 pm

T  Th   3:10 pm-4:30 pm

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In this course, we will utilize the group nature of the dance class as an essential aspect of dance training that can expand our dancing as individuals.  We will generate new understandings of what dance can do; hone collaborative skills in order to maximize our ability to learn from one another and work as a group; and cultivate our ability to sustain intense, in-depth physical investigations in form.  The course will require outside of class assignments, including readings, viewings of videos, and/or attendance at live performances.  This course's level assumes that students have a committed, ongoing practice of engaging physically- and intellectually-challenging movement explorations; a deep familiarity with risk-taking and in-depth inquiry; and the understanding of when to adapt material to be commensurate with their technical level.  All interested students who have never taken the four-day-a-week Int/Adv modern dance course should email the professor prior to registering with a brief summary of their dance coursework/training.  Led by Leah Cox: lcox@bard.edu.  Class size: 20

 

18324

DAN 316

 Dance Repertory

TBA

   Th    10:10 am-11:30 am

CAMPUS MPR

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18300

DAN 316 JC

 Dance Repertory

Jean Churchill

    F      1:30 pm-3:30 pm

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18353

DAN 316 PF

 Dance Repertory

Peggy Florin

 T         10:10 am-11:30 am

CAMPUS MPR

PA

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18301

DAN 316 TBD

 Dance Repertory: Adv Modern

Tara Lorenzen

   Th    11:50 am-1:10 pm

    F      11:30 am-1:10 pm

CAMPUS MPR

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2 credits Students must audition for this course.  Audition to be held at the end of the fall term. Course will culminate in a performance for the faculty concert in the spring.  Contact tlorenzen@bard.edu with questions.

 

18303

DAN 326

 Trisha Brown's Optical Imagination

Cori Olinghouse

    F      1:30 pm-3:30 pm

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Cross-listed: Film & Electronic Arts  3 credits  Using Trisha Brown's archive as a point of inquiry, this course brings advanced undergraduate students from the Dance and Film & Electronic Arts Programs together to create collaborative experimental film works. Students will engage directly with Brown's work, a seminal artist to emerge from the Judson Dance Theater, who has extended a major influence on contemporary artists of today. This project-based course will unfold in three phases: through the study of Brown's collaborative works, through a series of experimental practices curated by Cori Olinghouse from former members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and through the creation of collaborative experimental film works that will be shown in a final screening.  Class size: 12

 

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DAN 335

 Problems in Dance & Performance history: The postmodern shift

Leah Cox

M         9:10 am-11:30 am

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Cross-listed: Theater and Performance   What is postmodern performance, how does it relate to modern dance, and how does it extend to current performance practices?  In the 1960s, there was a marked shift in creative practices that opened up who could perform and create performance.  The artists who created this expansion ushered in a new level of cross-disciplinary collaboration and participation, the effects of which we continue to utilize today.  We'll explore these artists' trends alongside modernism and postmodernism's philosophical developments, modern and postmodern characteristics of other art forms, and significant political and cultural developments influencing the modern/postmodern distinction.  Student interests will inform which artists and aspects of this rich moment in history we'll focus on, and classwork will include embodied explorations that enable us to experience firsthand the pivotal shifts in creative processes and compositional values for live performance.  Video, class discussion, focused weekly readings, and reflective analysis assignments will complement our practice-based learning.  The course will culminate in a two-part final project comprised of performance/physical research and writing.  This course fulfills the dance history requirement for the dance major and is a worthwhile course for any student interested in performance practices that involve movement and cross-disciplinary collaboration.  Class size: 15

 

18304

DAN WKSHP

 Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill

Lindsay Clark

Peggy Florin

 T         6:15 pm-8:00 pm

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Non-dance majors and students not registered for composition courses can register for Dance Workshop for 1 credit.