THF 404 Landmarks of Choreographic Development

This course studies a selection of dance innovators, choreographic works, and collaborations that have significantly influenced the development of choreography, styles and trends in dance. Emphasis will be placed on the Twentieth century when dance experienced an explosion of new talent and directions. Students will investigate the emerging innovative concepts of technique, form, style and content. Some of the landmark works covered will be: ‘La Sylphide’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Sacre du Printemps’, ‘Four Temperaments’, ‘Appalachian Spring’, ‘Walkaround Time’, ‘In the Middle’, ‘Somewhat Elevated’, ‘Blue Snake’, ‘Sacra Conversazione’, and ‘Joe’. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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