Theater and Dance 218H - Dance Technique: Contemporary Repertory

Dance: Contemporary Rep.

Jenna Riegel

TU/TH | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Amherst College
Webster Hall Room 122

This course will include studio sessions in contemporary dance technique at the intermediate/advanced level, and rehearsal sessions to create original choreography; the new work will be presented in public performance(s). The emphasis in the course will be to increase expressive range, technical skills and the performance versatility of the performer through the practice, creation and performance of choreography. The course will include readings and video viewings to offer a broader understanding of performance and choreography.

Requisite: prior college-level courses in dance technique or equivalent experience. Auditions will be conducted during the first class meeting. Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Professor Riegel.

How to handle overenrollment: Roster managed for adequate skill-level and balance of class years.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: an emphasis on artistic practice, improvisation, rehearsals and performance, group collaborations, movement, visual and aural analysis, written responses to performances and video viewing.

Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.