MA in Dance
Course Description

DNC 265
Modern to Contemporary Performance: History, Theory, and Practice

This course investigates 19th-21st century Western concert dance as a hybrid art form inextricably linked to social, political, technological, and economic forces. We study major canonical dance in the U.S. (with some attention to Europe and Russia), and examine various genres within the form as a series of kinesthetic, social, and aesthetic relationships. Our goal is to grasp the place of concert dance in time as personal and social expression, with its paradoxical ability to both pioneer liberated emotion and physicality and solidify traditional ideas of gender, race, ability, and the body.

Course Credit:

Ann Murphy

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Last Updated: 3/15/18