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. (TBDC)  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.

 

91823

DAN 103 JC

 Introduction to Ballet

Jean Churchill

  W  F     10:10 am-11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PA

PART

1 credit.  Class size: 25

 

91825

DAN 103 JC2

 Intro to Modern Dance

Jean Churchill

  W  F     8:30 am-9:50 am

FISHER THORNE

PA

PART

1 credit.   Class size: 25

 

91824

DAN 103 TBD

 Intro to Dance:Articulate Body

Leah Cox

M  W       3:10 pm-4:30 pm

T  Th      3:10 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PA

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 and all students must be able to come to class all four days. Contact Leah Cox at lcox@ bard.edu with any questions. 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.

 

91827

DAN 105 AL

 Advanced Beginner Modern Dance

Amii LeGendre

 T  Th     10:10 am-11:30 am

CAMPUS MPR

PA

PART

1 credit.   In this class students will engage in three complementary dance modalities; supple training of the body that leads to executing movement phrases; creative process work to explore personal movement impulses; and composition through improvisation in order to develop a personal aesthetic of dance watching and dance making.  Class size: 20

 

91826

DAN 105 PF

 Advanced Beginner Ballet

Peggy Florin

 T  Th     1:30 pm-2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

PA

PART

1 credit.   Class size: 20

 

91828

DAN 120

 Intro to Contact Improvisation

Amii LeGendre

 T  Th     11:50 am-1:10 pm

CAMPUS MPR

PA

PART

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. 

 

91829

DAN 211 PF

 Intermediate Ballet

Peggy Florin

 T  Th     10:10 am-11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

91830

DAN 211 PK

 Intermediate Modern Dance

Marjani Forte

 T  Th     3:10 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

PA

PART

Class size: 20

 

91831

DAN 215 TBD

 Intermediate / Advanced Modern dance

Leah Cox / TBDC

M  W       1:30 pm-2:50 pm

T  Th      1:30 pm-2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PA

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; ideally, students will have had two semesters of Intermediate-level modern courses. Contact Leah Cox with any questions: lcox@bard.edu .Class size: 20

 

91833

DAN 311 MS

 Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

M  W       11:50 am-1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PA

PART

This course offers the advanced dancer the opportunity to engage in the study of ballet technique as a stylistically neutral system without artifice or folklore, allowing for the development of the facile transition to other movement forms.  Students are expected to approach their work in the course as fully engaged thinkers with the goal of assuming a practice of on-going self-study.  Focus and stamina are required as dancers will be challenged to take full responsibility for the artistic choices inherent in making meaning as they work through movement patterns from the simple to the complex. Class size: 15

 

91834

DAN 316

 Dance Repertory

 Dance Faculty

    TBA   -

 

PA

PART

By invitation.

 

91836

DAN 355

 Anatomy for the Dancer

Maria Simpson

 T  Th     11:50 am-1:10 pm

FISH CONFERENCE

 

PART

This course is designed as an anatomy class for dancers, perspective dance teachers, and anyone interested in the application of anatomy to dance technique.  Scientific information is restricted to musculoskeletal anatomy, with immediate transfer of lecture material to movement and dance-specific concepts.  The goals of this course are many, but the main goal of this course is to present a scientific basis for the human body that will aid in the technical and aesthetic growth of your work in dance performance. We will be moving between lecture and experiential work.  Students will be asked to demonstrate skillful application of the science through independent projects, presentations and formal exams. 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.

 

91832

DAN 217

 Dance Composition II

Jean Churchill

   Th       4:40 pm-6:00 pm

        F     11:50 am-1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PA

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

 

91835

DAN 317

 Dance Composition III

Leah Cox

M T         4:40 pm-6:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

PA

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 (such as visual arts and film) 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: lcox@bard.edu   Class size: 10

 

91838

DAN LAB A

 Dance Compostion Lab

Dance Faculty

    F         1:30 pm-2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

 

 

Class size: 15

 

92134

DAN LAB C

 Dance Compostion II Lab

Dance Faculty

  W          4:40 pm-6:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

 

 

Class size: 15

 

91839

DAN LAB B

 Dance Compostion Lab

Dance Faculty

    F         3:10 pm-4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

 

 

Class size: 15

 

91837

DAN WKSHP

 Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill

Leah Cox

Peggy Florin

Maria Simpson

 T            6:15 pm-8:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

AA

PART

Non-dance majors and students not registered for composition courses can register for Dance Workshop for 1 credit.  Interested students should contact Prof. Churchill prior to registration (churchil@bard.edu) . Class size: Open