History & Literature of Dance

Long Title: 
History and Literature of Dance
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2021
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
540
Institution: 
Smith College
This course seeks to expand the students’ knowledge of the literature in dance history and theory. It prompts discussions of historiography, writing, research methods, and cultural theory in dance studies. The readings trace the development of critical dance studies since the 1990s by surveying the field’s foundational texts as well as recent scholarship. These texts illuminate a variety of dance genres, time periods, and artists, while theorizing the body, movement, choreography, and performance from cultural, social, and ideological perspectives. Additionally, this course cultivates skills in dance research and writing. Students work on individual research projects throughout the semester.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
DAN-540-01-202201
Course Meets Between: 
09/02/2021
And: 
12/17/2021

Course Sections

History & Literature of Dance
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lester Tomé ltome@smith.edu M 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Theatre 207A