DANCE 171BH - Studies in Dance History: 'Ballet History'
Charles Flachs,Lucy Bermingham
Mount Holyoke College
Through readings, video and film viewings, individual research projects, and classroom discussions, students will explore principles and traditions of twentieth-century concert dance, with special attention to their historical and cultural contexts. This semester, the topical focus of the course will be ballet history. The dance world and ballet in particular are thought of as microcosms of Eurocentric history and society. Through this particular lens, we can explore how these concepts shape our view of ballet today and of dance history more broadly.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.