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DANC 100.00 Meaning In Motion: Reading and Writing Dance 6 credits

Closed: Size: 15, Registered: 15, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 165

Synonym: 63961

Judith Howard

In this class we will look at dance through various lenses; queer/feminist, ethnographic, Africanist, disability studies, and activism. We will examine and broaden the definition of dance and situate it within the discourse of “performance,” recognizing the larger meaning of “performance” to include all bodily movements, acts and gestures, whether onstage or off. We will ask questions about the performance of culture, race, gender and ability in various dance contexts.  Researching through the body and movement as well as written and visual texts, students will develop skills of critical dance viewing, analysis, and writing through formal and informal writing assignments.  We will read, write, view, attend live performance, discuss and move.  No previous dance experience is necessary.

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DANC 350.00 Semaphore Repertory Dance Company 1 credit, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 7, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 165 / Weitz Center 168


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Synonym: 64531

Judith Howard, Daphne McCoy

Provides advanced dance students with an intensive opportunity to develop as performers in professional level dances. Skills to be honed are: the dancer as contributor to the process of art-making; defining individual technical and expressive gifts; working in a variety of new technical and philosophical dance frameworks. In addition to regular training during the academic terms, participation in a "preseason" rehearsal period before fall term is required. A few pieces of student choreography will be accepted for repertory. The group produces an annual concert, performs in the Twin Cities and makes dance exchanges with other college groups.

Prerequisite: Audition required

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