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      LDAN 2004 A   Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practices  (CRN:2799) *BEST BET* 1 CR Love, Lori
      MW - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • This course, open to all students, introduces basic practices and principles of contemporary dance practices. Classes begin with a slow warm-up focused on anatomical landmarks and alignment principles, but then progress to vigorous, rhythmic movement patterns. A primary focus is to help each student find a connection to the floor from which she or he can stretch and move out into space. The course, which utilizes movement practices that are being utilized by some of the field's most progressive choreographers, will give students experience learning choreographed sequences, while also fostering students' ability to self-direct as movers. Prerequisites: None.
    •   LDAN 2021 A   Lang at Judson Church  (CRN:7174) *BEST BET* 2 CR Greenberg, Neil
        MW - 6:00 pm to 7:40 pm
    • This course provides students the opportunity to delve into experimental dance and performance in downtown New York by attending regular weekly performances of Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church. These performances are a free, high visibility, low tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas, and works in progress. Required reading and class discussion considers the history of the Judson Dance Theater in the context of post-modernism and avant-garde experimentalism in the early 1960's. A dance background is not a requisite for this class. Students will attend performances at Judson Church every Monday evening and participate in class discussion on Wednesday evenings. The church is located at 55 Washington Square South. *This LDAN course can be used to fulfill an Arts program LINA (InterArts) requirement.
      •   LDAN 2031 A   Performance and Meaning Making  (CRN:7419) 2 TO 3 Greenberg, Neil
          TR - 2:00 pm to 3:40 pm
      • This hybrid studio-seminar course will utilize discourse û physical, verbal and textual û as a means for critical reflection on the act of performing. Improvisational movement and performance practice in the studio will be complemented with required reading and writing assignments. Topics include questions of representation, narrative, and cultural-situatedness inherent to performance-making; the ways meanings and meaningfulness are constructed from the various data we receive; and the varied possibilities for the audience-performer relationship. Note: This course is offered for variable credit: Students who elect to also create choreographic research projects, and who meet the pre-requisite of Intro to Choreographic Research, should register for 3 credits/TRF classes; students who do not elect to also create choreographic research projects should register for 2 credits/TR classes only. *This LDAN course can be used to fulfill an Arts program LINA (InterArts) requirement.
        •   LDAN 2100 A   Contemporary Dance Practices A  (CRN:3020) *BEST BET* 1 OR 2 Poerstel, Molly
            MWF - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
              LDAN 2300 A   Introduction to Ballet Practices  (CRN:2025) 1 CR Carpenter, Mary
              TR - 8:00 am to 9:30 am
          • This studio practice course is designed for the student with little to no prior experience with ballet practices, or someone returning to ballet after a hiatus. The course introduces principles of movement, shape, and alignment as grounded in the perspectives of classical ballet practices. Students work at the ballet barre, as well as explore center work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grand allegro. Pre-requisites: None.
            •   LDAN 2500 A   Ballet Practices  (CRN:3736) *BEST BET* 1 CR Pyle, Katharine
                TR - 8:00 am to 9:30 am
            • This studio practice course builds on principles of movement, shape, and alignment as grounded in the perspectives of classical ballet practices. Students work at the ballet barre, as well as explore center work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grand allegro. Prerequisite: a previous semester of Intro to Ballet Practices or Advanced Placement Audition. First year dance students are also expected to also enroll in Contemporary Dance Practices A. Space is limited and priority is given to dance concentrators. Interested students outside of the Dance Program must contact the instructor for permission to enroll in the course.
              •   LDAN 2502 A   Experiential Anatomy  (CRN:3889) *BEST BET* 4 CR Welsh, Sarah
                  TR - 4:00 pm to 5:40 pm
              • How is it possible for humans to move in the multitude of ways that we do? This studio/seminar course asks the mover to consider and embody anatomical information as a springboard for dancing. Students explore how the body functions through actions and interactions of its structures, while utilizing a possibilities-in-the-field approach to study and embody some of the varied interpretations that can arise from the same set of anatomical facts. Class time will be divided between study of anatomy and kinesthetic information and concepts, and engaging with the material experientially through movement and touch. Required reading and additional research assignments will explore topics related to kinesthetic anatomy and somatic movement approaches. Space is limited and priority is given to dance concentrators. Prerequisites: None.
                •   LDAN 2920 A   IHD - Dance and Education  (CRN:2182) *BEST BET* 4 CR Stenn, Rebecca
                    TR - 4:00 pm to 5:40 pm
                • "This course offers Lang students the opportunity to mentor elementary school students through the ""I Have a Dream"" afterschool program at PS 33 at 281 9th Ave. In the Tuesday seminar sessions at Lang, students will be exposed to critical pedagogy and transformative arts education as they explore the field of dance in education. On Thursday afternoons Lang students work directly with first and second-grade students in Chelsea to develop a curriculum for their small dance groups. At the end of the semester Lang students will help facilitate a performance by their IHD students for their families and community. Coursework also includes readings, weekly written assessment papers, a midterm research paper, and a final project where students are required to create a syllabus for future teaching endeavors."
                  •   LDAN 3150 A   Contemporary Dance Practices, Continued  (CRN:3253) 1 CR Spence, Stacy
                      TR - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
                  • This course continues the study of practices and principles of contemporary dance, as informed by the particular experience and performance history of each teacher. A primary focus is to help students find a connection to the floor from which they can stretch and move out into space. Attention is given to educating the body to move with specificity; to sharpening each student's rhythmic, spatial and energetic acuities; and to augmenting each student's range of qualitative possibilities. The course, which utilizes movement practices that are being utilized by some of the field's most progressive choreographers, will give students experience learning choreographed sequences, while also fostering students' ability to self-direct as movers. Prerequisite: a previous Moving with Somatics or Contemporary Dance Practices course, or permission of instructor or dance program director is required. Space is limited and priority is given to dance concentrators.
                    •   LDAN 3300 A   Ballet Practices, Continued  (CRN:2026) *BEST BET* 1 CR Roth, Janet
                        TR - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
                    • This studio practice course builds on principles of movement, shape, and alignment as grounded in the perspectives of classical ballet practices. Students work at the ballet barre, as well as explore center work that includes adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro and grand allegro. Prerequisite: a previous semester of Ballet Practices, Continued or Advanced Placement Audition. First year dance students are also expected to also enroll in Contemporary Dance Practices A. Space is limited and priority is given to dance concentrators. Interested students outside of the Dance Program must contact the instructor for permission to enroll in the course.
                      •   LDAN 3510 A   Performance A  (CRN:1714) *BEST BET* 1 CR Yamamoto, Nami
                          TR - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
                      • This course develops performance skills for advanced dancers through rehearsals and performances of a dance work choreographed by a guest artist. Students perform the work at the end of the semester in the Lang Dance Performance. By design, this course is taught by a rotating group of artists currently practicing in the field, giving students the opportunity to engage with varied approaches to choreographic research and understandings of the body and of performance, as conceived and employed by some of the field's most adventurous contemporary practitioners. Audition required. Corequisite: Students must also be enrolled in a Lang Dance movement practice course.
                        •   LDAN 3511 A   Performance B  (CRN:7910) *BEST BET* 1 CR Smith, Eleanor
                            MW - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
                        • This course develops performance skills for advanced dancers through rehearsals and performances of a dance work choreographed by a guest artist. Students perform the work at the end of the semester in the Lang Dance Performance. By design, this course is taught by a rotating group of artists currently practicing in the field, giving students the opportunity to engage with varied approaches to choreographic research and understandings of the body and of performance, as conceived and employed by some of the field's most adventurous contemporary practitioners. Audition required. Corequisite: Students must also be enrolled in a Lang Dance movement practice course.
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