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DNC 165
Modern to Contemporary Performance: History, Theory, and Practice
Fall

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:
3

Instructor(s):
Ann Murphy

Note(s):
Freshwomen on occasion may be admitted if they have prior history training.
Open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Multicultural Perspectives, Women and Gender, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis, Race, Gender & Power, Written & Oral Comm II

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P: 510.430.2175
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Last Updated: 6/23/17