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Choreography II
Course: DAN265

First Term: 1998 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Exploration of the craft of choreography at the intermediate level. Experimentation with the various approaches to contemporary choreography as established by 20th century artists

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate basic choreography skills as learned in Choreography I. (I)
2. Create a dance study based on the elements of chance. (II)
3. Create a dance study based on the use of props as a key element in choreography. (II)
4. Create choreographic studies relating modern art forms to choreographic devices. (III)
5. Research the work of 20th century choreographers. (IV)
6. Apply the principles inspired by research of 20th century choreographers to choreographic study. (IV)
7. Demonstrate choreographic competence in solo, small group, and large group choreographies. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses of Choreographic Skills at Start of Term
   A. Understanding the elements of dance
   B. Building a movement phrase
   C. Composition related to musical forms
   D. Constructing a dance
   E. Analyzing the effectiveness of choreography
II. Exploring Modern Choreographic Devices
   A. Element of chance
   B. Props as an extension of human form
III. Modern Art Forms Related to Choreographic Structure
   A. Painting
   B. Sculpture
   C. Poetry
   D. Video
IV. Choreographic Approach of 20th Century Choreographers (Choose 3)
   A. Laban
   B. St. Dennis
   C. Duncan
   D. Wigman
   E. Graham
   F. Holm
   G. Humphrey
   H. Cunningham
   I. Nikolais
   J. Louis
   K. Taylor
   L. Monk
   M. Dean
   N. Tharp
   O. Brown
   P. Pilobolus
   Q. Fagan
   R. Morris
   S. Urban Bush Women
   T. Montaro
   U. DeMille
V. Tudor
   W. Balanchine
X. Others
V. Constructing Dance
   A. Solo
   B. Small group
   C. Large group
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2/24/1998

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