Humanities Arts Cultural Stu 0239 - Dance Production

Dance Production

Matthew Adelson

09:00AM-10:20AM M;09:00AM-10:20AM W

Hampshire College
Music and Dance Building MAIN;Music and Dance Building MAIN
In this course, students will be introduced to many aspects of dance production practices and techniques. This includes multiple areas of design (lighting, costumes, audio, video and scenery) and issues arising in production management; including budgeting, pre-production planning, scheduling, rehearsal and staff supervision as well as conflict resolution. Additionally, there will be some classes devoted to the larger field of arts management, specifically related to dance presentation and producing. These will be presented by the instructor, as well as by guest lecturers, sourced from the professional world in the western Massachusetts area and beyond, including New York, Boston, etc. The students will complete an assigned project, based on each topic that is covered. This course is identical to the UMass course DANCE 365: Dance Production. UMass Dance majors should register for the UMass course DANCE 365; all other students in the Five Colleges should register for the Hampshire College course HACU 239. The course will take place at Hampshire College.

Students are expected to spend a minimum of 6-8 hours of work outside of class time per week

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.