This is most recent syllabus. Your final syllabus will be given during your first day of class
Note: This course will not be offered during the Summer 2017 term. Please look for alternative offerings.
This course is designed to introduce you to the historical and artistic origins of dance as a theater art with the focus on developments during the Italian Renaissance. Topics will include Italian folk and court dance forms, ballet and contemporary dance forms, along with an examination of Renaissance art, theater design, music and costumes. The course material will be explored through lecture, movement analysis, critiquing, reconstruction of specific dances, and individualized choreographic studies. The course will also include a field trip to Florence and dance workshops with an Italian teacher who specializes in Renaissance dance. (Please note: This course involves some movement participation, but requires no prior training.)
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