DANCE 7402: Dance in Times of Turbulence- Autumn 2016

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Dance 7402: Dance in Times of Turbulence

Prof. Karen Eliot                                    MW 8:30-10:05am           (4 units)

Covers developments in western theatrical dance in Western Europe and Russia from the late fifteenth century until the end of World War I and the death of Diaghilev in 1929 (. i.e. the court ballet, ballet d’action, romanticism, classicism, modernism).  Particular emphasis will be placed on major developments in western dance including, for instance, the transition from court to proscenium stage and the changing relationship to the dancing body. We will read some original writings by dance theoreticians, including Noverre and Fokine, and some of the early dance masters

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