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DNC 002
Introduction to Dance Studies: Theory and Practice
Fall

Students experience the world of dance studies through embodied practice and research modules. Through introductory studies in technique, choreography, and cultural studies in popular and concert dance forms, students investigate such questions as: What is dance? What role does dance play in society? How has concert dance evolved and where is it today? What is "technique"? How are dances made, remembered, and performed? How do we look at and describe dance? What are the politics of the dancing body? Course includes critical writing and attending of performances.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Sheldon Smith

Note(s):
Required of all undergraduate dance majors in their first year in the department.
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis

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P: 510.430.2175
F: 510.430.3272
E: dance@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17