Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 140A.
Continuation of the study of choreography, focusing on the
development of group choreography: duets, trios, quartets and
group work, form, and accompaniment.
Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 140A,
140B. Continuation of study of choreography focusing on
sequencing movements for groups. The relation between dance and
allied mediums of music, sets, costumes and lighting. Students
conceptualize a choreographic issue and explore it through
creation of short dance studies.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Introduction to fundamentals of
movement that combines intellectual and kinesthetic understanding
of the body’s skeletal and muscular systems. Explorations based
on theories of various body mind specialists including Laban,
Feldenkrais, Bartenieff and Sweigard as well as the eastern
discipline of Yoga.
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Modern Dance tradition,
focusing on its theorizations of individual and social identity.
Students will write and choreograph analyses of principle dances
in this tradition. GE
credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter
Laboratory/discussion—2-8 hours. Prerequisite: course 14 or
consent of instructor. Special studies in dance and movement such
as African, Balinese, Baroque, Chinese, European, and stage
combat. Offered as needed for stage productions. May be repeated
up to eight units for credit.
Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Traditional Chinese Wushu
practices, explored through practical work in dance laboratory
conditions. Integration of practice with conceptual analysis;
contemporary social, educational and artistic applications. GE
credit: AH or SS, DD, VL, WC.
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
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 144B. Daoist
practices of movement and their relation to daoist philosophy,
explored through work in dance laboratory conditions. Integration
of practice with conceptual analysis, and critical philosophy
around values and ethical action. May be repeated two times for
credit when content or 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.
Laboratory/discussion—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 40B; consent
of instructor. Professionally oriented performance training.
Rigorous, consistent training regimen based on traditional modern
dance technique. Breath and voice, skeletal and muscular
placement, moving from the spine, contraction technique, movement
intention. May be repeated two times for credit.
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.
Lecture—4 hours. Representation and performance of “race” in
American culture featuring different subheadings such as “African
American Theatre” or “Asian-Americans on Stage.” May be repeated
up to 1 time(s) when topic differs.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 20,
or consent of instructor. Performance on the stage, in the
street, in everyday life, ritual, and in politics. Satire, irony,
creative protest and performance. Social movements, the state,
and performance as tactical intervention.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1,
course 20 or consent of instructor. Exploration of local,
national and global issues in theatre production, with special
attention to historical changes in social and political contexts
for performance. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.
Laboratory/discussion—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite:
course 1, course 20 or consent of instructor. Important movements
in performance, especially theatre and dance, from realism to the
present. Primary emphasis on Western traditions though others may
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.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Evaluation and
examination of the “New Theatre;” its experimental and innovative
nature since the 1960s. Dance, film, stage, performance art and
public acts of a performative nature. May be repeated three times
for credit when topic differs. GE credit: AH, DD, VL, WC, WE.
Lecture/seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: two courses in Dramatic
Art or related courses in other departments; course 160A
prerequisite for 160B or consent of instructor. Analysis of
dramatic structure; preparation of scenarios; the composition of