91837

DAN 125  Experiential Studies in Dance History

Peggy Florin /

Jean Churchill

. . . . F

1:30 – 3:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

1 credit   This course is designed for students with some dance experience who are curious about principles and practices that underlie contemporary experimental dance. Through investigations of movement improvisation and experiential anatomy, we explore the body dancing, examine its structure, its movement potential and its wide range of physical expression. Concurrently, through readings and video screenings, we consider the history of modern dance, as well as the current status of the art form, in the US, internationally and here at Bard. By looking at the development of modern dance through the principles of somatic practices we investigate how inherited movement styles are embedded in the dancer’s body. The aim of the course is to explore our inheritance as twenty-first century dancers and movers. Class size: 15

 

91838

DAN 130  The Body on Stage: Movement

 for the Performer

Jean Churchill

. . . Th .

10:30 – 12:30 pm

CAMPUS MPR

PART

Cross-listed:  Music, Theater  1 credit   This course is intended for the performing artist who has not studied dance. Students will learn a basic warm-up, including exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles, rudimentary anatomy, injury prevention techniques, postural awareness, improvisational and creative techniques that performers can use to deepen character. In an effort to develop a nuanced, expressive performing body, the course addresses large muscle groups and actions, as well as small muscles and more subtle physical techniques. Each student's performing skills and interests will be explored so that individual talents are enriched, with the goal of helping each performer become more physically inventive and versatile.  Class size: 20

 

91835

HUM 332   Performing Arendt

Robert Woodruff

M . . . .

. . W . .

3:00 -6:00 pm

11:50 -1:20 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

See Theater section for description.

 

 

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. All technique classes that meet twice weekly carry 1 credit, classes that meet four times carry 2 credits.

 

Introductory Dance Courses:

Classes in modern dance and ballet intended for the beginner;  no previous dance experience necessary. Open to all students. New students with previous dance experience should speak with the dance professors before registration.

 

91839

DAN 103 LC  Introduction to Dance: The Expressive Body; Foundations of Moving & Making

Leah Cox /

Jennifer Nugent

M . W . .

. T . Th .

4:40 – 6:00 pm

4:40 – 6:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

The Expressive Body is for students who want to engage in an intense experience of dance in the broadest and most contemporary sense. We will move vigorously in each class in order to develop our skills as articulate movers, cultivating athleticism, kinesthetic sophistication, and range.  We will place equal emphasis on developing our skills in improvisation and composition alongside our "dancerly" capacities.  Class will include watching and discussing contemporary dance performance and choreographers working today.  Readings, written assignments, and attendance at performances outside of regular class hours are essential aspects of the course.  No movement experience required, only a commitment to rigorous intellectual, creative, and physical experiences.  Taught as part of the partnership with New York Live Arts, led by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and NY Live Arts teaching artists.  Led by Leah Cox and Vanessa Anspaugh.  Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions.  Class size: 25

 

91347

DAN 103 JC  Introduction to Modern Dance

Jean Churchill

. . W . F

8:30 -9:50 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

91346

DAN 103 MF  Introduction to Ballet

Marjorie Folkman

. T . Th .

10:10 - 11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

Advanced Beginner level is intended for students who have had at least one semester, or the equivalent, of dance. Students are urged to confer with instructors about their dance level   prior to registration.

 

91348

DAN 105 PF  Advanced Beginner Ballet

Peggy Florin

. T . Th .

8:30 -9:50 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

91349

DAN 105 PK  Advanced Beginner Modern Dance: Invention & Exploration

Peter Kyle

. T . Th .

3:10 -4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

This class for the advanced-beginning level student emphasizes improvisation as a tool for creative and technical development. Drawing on the teachings of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis the class provides students with skills for unleashing creative potential through invention and exploration of movement concepts.   Class size: 25

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.  Technique courses led by New York Live Arts meet four times each week and carry 2 credits.

 

91354

DAN 211 LC  Intermediate Advanced Modern Dance

Leah Cox

Jennifer Nugent

M . W . .

. T . Th .

3:10 -4:30 pm

3:10 -4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, three-dimensional study of modern dance.  As one of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company courses offered within the dance program, the course bases its motivating structure and principles on Jones’ values as a choreographer and performer.  Coursework is designed to prepare the dancer to deeply integrate technical ability and artistry, expanding the dancer’s abilities to include fluid use of highly technical, improvisational, and analytical skills.  Students must have a strong technical foundation, be self-motivated, and be capable of handling the demands of a four-day-a-week class.  Readings, written assignments, and attendance at performances outside of regular class hours are essential aspects of the course, augmenting our intellectual understanding of technique and performance.  Course led by Leah Cox and Vanessa Anspaugh.  Prerequisite: Previous enrollment in a BTJAZ technique class.  Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions.  Class size: 25

 

91352

DAN 211 MS  Intermediate Ballet

Maria Simpson

. T . Th .

11:50 -1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

91351

DAN 211 PF  Intermediate Modern Dance

Peggy Florin

. . W . F

11:50 -1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

91357

DAN 311 MS  Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

M . W . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

91836

DAN 222  Contact Improvisation II

Amii LeGendre

. T .  Th .

1:30 – 2:50 pm

CAMPUS MPR

PART

Contact Improvisation II will highlight the study of improvisation in CI, focusing more on how we track, develop, and translate impulse into movement. This class is as interested in the 'contact mind' as the 'contact body', observing how the body composes a unique response to poetic touch and physical force. This class will rely on the underlying principles of contact to learn more challenging skills (particularly lifts), continue to cultivate and then interrupt habits,
generate riskier use of momentum, and explore contact in choreography and performance.  Prerequisites: Intro to Contact Improvisation, an Intermediate or Advanced Modern Technique Class or permission of the professor.  Class size: 25

 

 

FLAMENCO (cross-listed: LAIS)

Technique classes in flamenco, a dance and music that has been influenced by many different cultures, including Indian, Arabic, Cuban, Argentinean, African, and Judaic.  Not open for on-line registration, students should see Prof. Passloff in Fisher PAC B-51.

(Flamenco shoes required for ALL Flamenco Classes: http://www.freedusa.com/home.html or e-mail at WebOrders@FreedUSA.com. 

For Women: 515 Suede by Hijos de Iborra $125.00 /pair Flamenco pump.  For Men: Botas Suede by Gallardo $250.00 /pair Flamenco boot with elastic instep.)

 

91356

DAN 243   Flamenco: Beginner

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

10:10 - 11:30 am

FISHER SOUTH

PART

2 credits  Class size: 15

 

91360

DAN 343 AP  Intermediate Advanced Flamenco

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

11:50 -1:10 pm

FISHER SOUTH

PART

2 credits  Class size: 15

 

 

DANCE COMPOSITION

Three 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.

 

91355

DAN 217 JC  Dance Composition II

Jean Churchill

. T . Th .

1:30 -2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Dance Composition II is intended for students of choreography who have had some experience creating original work, we examine in depth the use of sound (be it traditional music or contemporary compositions) as well as multiple methods of revision. Aspects of Rudolph von Laban’s movement analysis, as well as several other sources and sites, are used as prompts and tools to initiate, investigate, revise, and develop the “first drafts” of dance compositions. Required text: Bert O. States’ Great Reckonings in Little Rooms  Class size: 15

 

91359

DAN 317 BTJ  Dance Composition III

Leah Cox

M . W . .

1:30 -2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

We will use the focused study of Bill T. Jones' works as the springboard for developing micro- and macro-choreographic skills.  These will include: movement as a form of research; movement invention and phrase creation; the development of physical and intellectual thematic material; and the construction of structures capable of holding a dance together and supporting the expressive elements within a work of dance.  As a class, we will also engage in collaborative methods by creating an inquiry- based, multi-disciplinary work of live performance art together.  Finally, we will delve into the importance of seeing clearly and speaking accurately in order to make with freedom and range.  The semester's work will culminate in a performance at Dance Workshop. All students must be able to meet each week at the assigned lab time.  Led by Leah Cox.  Concurrent enrollment in BTJAZ/Live Arts technique class strongly recommended.  Prerequisites: Completion of at least one 200-level comp class.   Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions.  Class size: 15

 

91608

DAN LAB A  Dance Compostion II Lab

. TBA

. T . . .

4:40 -6:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

 

Class size: 15

 

91609

DAN LAB B  Dance Compostion III Lab

. TBA

. . . . F

4:40 -6:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

 

Class size: 15

 

91362

DAN WKSHP   Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill

. T . . .

6:15 -8:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

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

 

DANCE REPERTORY

 

91840

DAN 315 REPERTORY   Dance Repertory

Maria Simpson

M . . . .

+ TBA

11:50 – 1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART