The study of basic rhythmic, spatial, and dynamic materials used in the designing of dance.
From short simple works, the student choreographer will progress to larger compositions and produce a complete work for evaluation by the dance faculty and formal presentation during the senior year at the annual Winter Dance Showcase.
The study of the dancer’s professional career, including contracts, unions, auditions, resumes, head shots, and self-produced concerts. In addition, alternative careers within the field of dance are explored through the use of guest speakers.
An exploration of the history of dance from pre-historic times to the 21st century with a highly interactive approach. Major choreographers as well as their dancers and works are viewed and discussed in class. Dancers, choreographers and scholars are regularly invited for lecture/ demonstrations.
Each unit of study examines the historical, social and cultural context of the time period studied as well as the evolution of other art forms (music, art, theater) and literary works and their relation to dance.
Filmmaking (or in an academic context, film production) is the process of making a film. Filmmaking involves a number of discrete stages including an initial story, idea, or commission, through scriptwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording and reproduction, editing, and screening the finished product before an audience that may result in a film release and exhibition. Filmmaking takes place in many places around the world in a range of economic, social, and political contexts, and using a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques. Typically, it involves a large number of people, and can take from a few months to several years to complete.