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.

 

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.

 

91704

DAN  103   LC

 Introduction to Dance: The ARTICULATE Body

Leah Cox /

TBDC

M . W . .

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3:10 pm -4:30 pm

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

2 credits   This course is for students who want to engage in an intense experience of dance in the broadest and most contemporary sense. We will move intentionally and articulately in each class in order to develop our skills as movers, cultivating kinesthetic sophistication and physical creativity.  We will place equal emphasis on developing our skills in improvisation and composition alongside our "dancerly" capacities.  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.  Co-taught by Leah Cox and Trisha Brown Dance Company faculty.   This class meets 4 days per week.  Contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu with any questions. Class size: 25

 

91707

DAN  103   AL

 Introduction to Modern Dance

Amii LeGendre

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   Class size: 25

 

91706

DAN  103   VA

 Introduction to Dance:Ballet

Victoria Anderson

. T . Th .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit   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 speak with instructors about their dance level prior to registration.

 

91710

DAN  105   PF

 Advanced Beginner Ballet

Peggy Florin

. . W . F

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit  Class size: 20

 

91709

DAN  105   PK

 Advanced Beginner Modern

Peter Kyle

. T . Th .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit  Class size: 20

 

91962

DAN  135   

 Dabkeh: Palestinian "Stomp"

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins

. T . Th .

4:40 pm -6:00 pm

CAMPUS MPR

PART

Cross-listed: Middle Eastern Studies  1 credit  Dabkeh (also sometimes transliterated as dabke, dabka, dabki, dabkah or debke) is a popular dance form that emerged in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey. “Dabkeh” comes from the Arabic word for “stomping the ground.” It has historically been and continues to be danced at community celebrations such as weddings. In the past several decades it has also been become more stylized for performances on stage and in dance competitions in the Middle East and abroad. This class will offer the opportunity to learn some “traditional” versions of dabkeh, danced in a line or a circle, as well as more contemporary choreographies designed for the stage. We will draw especially on forms of dabkeh danced and performed in Palestine today. No prior experience in dance or in dabkeh necessary. Sneakers or flat, hard-soled boots are required. 

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.  Technique courses led by Trisha Brown Dance Co. meet four times each week and carry 2 credits.

 

91703

DAN  215   LC

 Intermediate Advanced MODERN Dance

Leah Cox /

TBDC

M . W . .

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

2 credits  This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, three-dimensional study of modern dance.  Technique class is structured as a laboratory where physical possibilities are explored with a mixture of rigor and freedom, specificity and abandon.  Technique class will also be a place of critical thinking.  The material we study exists to nourish our creative bodies/minds, challenging us to re-articulate/re-imagine our relationships to codified movement systems. 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. Co-taught by Leah Cox and Trisha Brown Dance Company faculty.   This class meets 4 days per week.  Prerequisite: Sophomore status with the intention to moderate; ideal students will have had two semesters of Intermediate-level modern courses.  Contact Leah Cox with any questions: btjaz@bard.edu. Class size: 20

 

91705

DAN  211   MS

 Intermediate Dance: Ballet

Maria Simpson

. T . Th .

10:10 am -11:30 am

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit  Class size: 20

 

91702

DAN  311   MS

 Advanced Dance: Ballet

Maria Simpson

M . W . .

10:10 am -11:30 am

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

1 credit  Class size: 15

 

 

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.

 

91708

DAN  217   

 Dance Composition II

Peggy Florin

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11:50 am -1:10 pm

CAMPUS MPR

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. Prerequisite: Dance Comp I   Class size: 15

 

91978

DAN  LAB   

 Dance Composition II LAB

TBA

. . . Th .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER PAC NUREYEV

PART

Class size: 15

 

91711

DAN  317   LC

 Dance Composition III w/Lab

Leah Cox

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. . . . F

4:30 pm -6:30 pm

1:30 pm -2:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

Comp III is designed to expand our scope as makers.  How is the dancemaking process a mode of physical research that creates new ideas and possibilities?  Is it possible to create a new kind of dance product or new dance knowledge?  What happens when we make work from a space of curious unknowing instead of confident knowing?  In Comp III, we will investigate how we can reimagine the creative process in order to surprise ourselves with what it produces.  We will draw from the movement-based ideas generated by philosophy, cultural studies, as well as dance makers past and present to generate our own processes and questions.  We'll also explore the importance of working in other creative forms (primarily visual arts) as a way to increase our understanding of our primary art form (dance, movement).  Essential to our trajectory will be an increase in our dance literacy: our ability to see and speak about dance in its own milieu as well as understand its implications for and relevance to larger cultural contexts.   Prerequisites: Completion of at least one 200-level comp class.  Email Leah Cox with any questions: btjaz@bard.edu  Class size: 10

 

91713

DAN  WKSHP   

 Dance Workshop

Maria Simpson

. T . . .

6:30 pm -8:30 pm

FISHER PAC THORNE

PART

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

 

91712

DAN  316   

 Dance Repertory

TBA

TBA

 

 

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