11598

DAN 350 Junior / Senior Seminar

Leah Cox

M . . . .

3:10 pm -5:50 pm

FISHER PAC

 

2 credits What is the current landscape of the contemporary performance world? What are the most relevant models for funding and producing independent work? Utilizing both the technical and administrative personnel of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and New York Live Arts, a performance venue in New York City, this course will provide students with the resources, knowledge and skills to begin a professional performing arts practice. Students will explore the range of jobs that allow for a continuing creative practice and understand how to interact with professionals in all aspects of the performing arts. A rotating roster of guest teachers will address issues relevant to artists entering the field and discuss their own roles within the professional performance world Among other skills, students will prepare a portfolio of their work, delve into development and fundraising and prepare to produce future work. This course is geared towards junior and senior dance and theater majors or those interested in entering the professional performance world in any capacity. Note: This course will demand 2-6 hours of project-based homework each week. Preference given to dance and theater majors. Class size: 10

 

11376

DAN 360 Archeology of Dance: Ten Masterworks of Modernity

Victoria Anderson

. . . . F

1:30 pm -3:50 pm

OLIN 204

AART

This course uses ten dance masterworks of the twentieth century as windows onto the history of dance. The works are diverse in genre and origin, ranging from Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring, to Katherine Dunham’s Shango, to Balanchine’s Agon, to the Swing Dance movement of the Harlem Renaissance. Inspired in part by Foucault’s notion of archeology as historical method the class will treat each masterwork as a site in which history may be traced by delving into the cracks and fissures the work instigates in the historical archive, and balancing that with the contextual historiography to support the archeological process. The class will be a lecture/ discussion seminar with weekly reading assignments, several short response papers, and student presentations. Students will be guided in individual research projects culminating in a final paper that while not limited to, must in some way bring the history of dance to bear upon the chosen subject. Limited to Upper College students. Class size: 15

 

11885

MUS WKSH HB   Performance Workshop - American Tableaux

Helena Baillie

. . . . F

1:30pm- 3:00 pm

OLIN AUDT/

BLUM HALL

PART

Cross-listed: Dance

2 credits  American Tableaux sets multiple art forms in dynamic relation by inviting students from various arts to collaborate with music students towards a public performance. In planning, creating, producing, and performing an interdisciplinary event, we will seek original solutions to questions of visual, spatial, and aural coherence and contemplate how each discipline grows more or less distinct as it searches for definition against the others. Students will choose one or more musical works to form the basis of a collaborative piece. As a starting point, we will use George Tsontakis's KnickKnacks and Nico Muhly's Motion. From these evocative and effervescent works, we will add and create work to develop the final performance in accordance with the vision that we create collectively. Class time will be divided between performance and discussion groups. Each week, students will be asked to create program notes that describe the creative processes involved. This course is open to both Conservatory and Music Program students. Contact Helena Baillie by email: hbaillie@bard.edu to arrange an audition before registration.  Class size: 15

 

11733

THTR 255 Physical Theater

Jack Ferver

M . . . .

1:30 pm -4:30 pm

FISH

PART

Cross-listed: Dance This Technique course gives performers tools to find the truthful physical expression of their characters, and to build strength and mobility as they create powerful and nuanced performances. Our work will consist of several parts: first we will slough off habitual behavior and postural “holds” through a comprehensive warm-up using aspects of Graham, Alexander, and Release Technique; once the body has been strengthened, we will use impulse-based improvisation exercises to build kinetic awareness and hone intuitive prowess; finally we will explore scene work to find a character through movement and to remain present and fully invested at each moment of a performance. Students will be assessed on in-class exercises and participation throughout the semester, as well as frequent technical and practical assignments. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Acting Class size: 16

 

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.

 

11581

DAN 104 A Introduction to Modern Dance

Jean Churchill

. . W . F

8:30 am -9:50 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

11582

DAN 104 B Introduction to Modern Dance

Class size: 25

 

Jean Churchill

. T . . .

. . . . F

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

CAMPUS MPR

FISHER THORNE

PART

11586

DAN 120 Introduction to Contact Improvisation

Amii LeGendre

. T . Th .

8:30 am -9:50 am

CAMPUS MPR

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.

 

11583

DAN 106 Advanced Beginning Ballet

Peggy Florin

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

11584

DAN 106 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance

Peggy Florin

. T . Th .

8:30 am -9:50 am

FISHER THORNE

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

 

11587

DAN 212 Intermediate Ballet

Maria Simpson

M . W . .

10:10am - 11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

11588

DAN 212 Intermediate Modern Dance

Leah Cox /

Stuart Singer

M . W . .

. T . Th .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, focused study of modern technique. 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 will focus on proper alignment, development of effective movement pathways, and mobilization with specificity and clarity of intent. We will also develop our ability to alternate between the modes of moving freely, performing learned material, and engaging in improvisational structures. Students must be self-motivated and interested in being challenged, as well as capable of handling the demands of a four-day-a-week class. Coursework outside the class is required and will include participation in online forums and other assignments. Course led by Stuart Singer and Jesse Zaritt. Prerequisite: Previous enrollment in a BTJAZ technique class or permission from BTJAZ Education Director, Leah Cox. Class size: 20

 

11589

DAN 214 Intermediate Advanced

Modern Dance

Peter Kyle

. . W . F

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

11591

DAN 312 Advanced Ballet

Maria Simpson

. T . Th .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 25

 

11592

DAN 312 Advanced Modern Dance

Leah Cox /

Stuart Singer

M . W . .

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

10:10am -11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

CAMPUS MPR

PART

This course is designed for students wishing to experience an intense, focused study of modern technique. 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 interested in being challenged, and be capable of handling the demands of a four-day-a-week class. Coursework outside the class is required and will include participation in online forums and other assignments. Course led by Stuart Singer and Jesse Zaritt. Prerequisite: Previous enrollment in a BTJAZ technique class or permission from BTJAZ Education Director, Leah Cox. Class size: 20

 

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.

 

11590

DAN 244 Flamenco:Advanced Beginner

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

10:10am - 11:30 am

STUDIO SOUTH

PART

2 credits Class size: 20

 

11597

DAN 344 Flamenco: Intermediate Advanced

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

11:50 am -1:10 pm

STUDIO 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.

 

11585

DAN 118 Beginning Composition

Peggy Florin

. T . Th .

10:10am - 11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

Class size: 12

 

11596

DAN 318 Dance Composition

Leah Cox

. T . Th .

. . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

4:40 pm -6:00 pm

CAMPUS MPR

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 choices with freedom and range. The semester's work will culminate in a performance at Dance Workshop of our semester work. All students must be able to meet each week at the assigned lab time listed above: Wednesday 4:40-6:00. Led by Leah Cox. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in BTJAZ/Live Arts technique class and completion of at least one 200-level comp class. Transfer students with equivalent experience or current students who feel they are an exception are asked to contact the professor directly to explore enrolling without the above requirements. Class size: 12

 

11600

DAN 418 Interdisciplinary Composition

Aileen Passloff

. T . . .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

STUDIO SOUTH

PART

Cross-listed: Art, Film, Music, Photography, Theater 2 credits This class is designed for students interested in studying the art of composition from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a project-based class in which students from different arts programs will cross back and forth between their “home” discipline into new art genres in order to deepen and enhance the exploration of style, content, and craftsmanship. Pre-requisite: Students with experience in composition courses in their major course of study. Not open for on-line registration, students should see Prof. Passloff in Fisher PAC B-51. Class size: 12

 

11601

DAN WKSHP Dance Workshop

Jean Churchill

. T . . .

4:50 pm -6:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Non-dance majors and students not registered for composition courses can register for Dance Workshop for 1 credit. Class size: 25

 

Dance Repertory

Contact Prof. Churchill about audition information if you are interested in registering for this class.

 

11594

DAN 316 B Dance Repertory

Peter Kyle

. . . . F

4:31 pm -7:00 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

 

11760

DAN 316 JC Dance Repertory

Jean Churchill

. . . . F

11:50 am -1:10 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

 

11595

DAN 316 PF Dance Repertory

Peggy Florin

. . . . F

10:10am - 11:30 am

FISHER THORNE

PART

 

11593

DAN 316 A Dance Repertory

Leah Cox

. T . Th .

3:10 pm -4:30 pm

FISHER THORNE

PART

Utilizing our knowledge of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s style, choreographic methods, and works, as gained through Comp III and technique, we will learn and create a work of dance together for performance on the Spring 2013 Faculty Concert. Led by Leah Cox. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a BTJAZ Advanced technique course. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Comp III recommended. All interested students, please contact Leah Cox at btjaz@bard.edu. Class size: 15