Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introductory investigation of the nature of performance, moving from performance theory to consideration of various manifestations of performance including theatre, film and media, performance art, dance, sports, rituals, political and religious events, and other “occasions.” Not open to students who have completed course 1S.
Laboratory/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Fundamentals of movement, speech, theatre games, and improvisation. Selected reading and viewing of theatre productions. Intended for students not specializing in Dramatic Art.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Introduction to basic issues and methods in contemporary dance. Focus on preparing the student for dancing and dance-making through basic techniques of improvisation and composition. Consideration of dance as a cultural practice.
Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 20. Open to students planning to major in Dramatic Art. Physical and psychological resources of the actor. Experience in individual and group contact and communication, theatre games, advanced improvisation, sound and movement dynamics. Viewing of theatre productions.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Introduction to technical production and management in theatre and dance. Topics include stage management, theatrical mechanics, backstage protocols, scenic construction, properties, lighting, basic shop tools, costume shop use and construction, basic make-up, sound equipment, graphics and robotics for theatre.
Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 14 or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of modern dance focusing primarily on the development of techniques and creative problem solving. Basic anatomy, dance terminology, and a general overview of modern dance history. May be repeated two times for credit. Non-dance majors can only repeat the course once. Dance majors may apply to the dance faculty adviser for permission to repeat more times. Dance is a repetitive practice that involves constant reiteration and demands this for improvement and better understanding of the somatic and proprioceptive skills.
Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 40A. Open to students who have completed 14 and 40A, unless there is consent of instructor. Modern dance techniques. Basic anatomy, dance terminology and a general overview of modern dance history. May be repeated once for credit. For Dance majors, further repeats may be negotiated with faculty adviser in dance.
Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 14 or consent of instructor. Fundamentals of ballet, focusing on the development of technique through proper alignment, quality, and rhythm. Basic anatomy, ballet terminology, and dance history. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 14 and 42A or consent of instructor. Barre and center work at the intermediate level. Development and refinement of technique through proper alignment, rhythmic, and qualitative understanding. Anatomy, ballet terminology, and dance history. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
Lecture/laboratory—4 hours. Fundamentals of contact improvisation and its applications to all forms of dance, performance, sports, physical safety and health. Solo improvisation, safety, communication, alignment, basic lifting and weight-sharing, intuition, developing relaxed readiness and personal expression.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Exploration of aesthetic movements in various disciplines of theatre and dance from 1850-1968. Examination of melodrama, popular theatre, naturalism, psychological realism, and the avant-garde using European, North and South American, Asian, and African examples.
GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Analysis of the contribution of outstanding designers for cinema, television and filmed entertainment. Study of diverse aesthetic theories of production design and art direction, costume design, or cinematography. Introductory principles and practice, history. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. (Same course as Cinema and Technocultural Studies 116.
Lecture/laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 21A or consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Implementation of acting tools drawn predominantly from Stanislavsky’s ‘system’. Gateway into the Advanced Acting courses.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 40A, 41A, and 42A, or consent of instructor. Introduction to the craft of choreography. Compose phrases and present movement studies based on the elements of choreography: motivation, space, time, force/energy.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 144A. Traditional Chinese Wushu practices, explored through practical work in dance laboratory conditions. Integration of practice with conceptual analysis; contemporary social, educational and artistic applications. May be repeated two times for credit when content and instructor varies and if student progression is required.
Lecture/laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 140A, 140B, 140C or consent of instructor. Conceptualization, creation, casting, rehearsing, and concert presentation of complete dances, with students integrating elements of stagecraft and directing the on-stage rehearsals.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Selected Asian plays and performance forms in their cultural and artistic contexts; myth, ritual and the theatre; performance training, visual presentation of the text; political theatre; intercultural performance-the fusion of Asian and Western traditions. Offered in alternate years.
Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 156A, B, or C, or consent of instructor. Focused inquiry into a particular genre, period, movement, artist, or theme in performance. Philosophical and aesthetic issues as well as historical and cultural performance contexts. In-depth research projects in relationship to the subject of inquiry. May be repeated for credit.