Course Description

ONLINE: For this course, we will closely examine the lives and work of several choreographers and dancers. Some are seminal artists who influenced future developments in dance; others possess uniquely individual visions that have had remarkable outcomes. We will learn what influences shaped the vision of their choreographic work, and what stylistic elements and values are evident in that work. Among those studied will be: ballet choreographer George Balanchine; the partnership of Merce Cunningham and John Cage and their legacy that led to the Judson Dance Theater; solo artist Margie Gillis; famous tap dance artists the Nicholas Brothers, Savion Glover and Michelle Dorrance; Twyla Tharp; German choreographer Pina Bausch; and one other. Students will gain insights into the many facets of life and experience that result in a dance creator's work. This lecture-based course will be accompanied by PowerPoint slides and videos with time for Q&A. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 50.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Compelling Choreographers
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Jan 29, 2024 to Mar 18, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: No homework will be required, though the instructor will post links to videos and articles for those who want to delve deeper.

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