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DANCE 23: Movement and Meaning: Dance Studies in Global Comparative Context (CSRE 159M, TAPS 159M, TAPS 259M)

This course introduces students to various approaches to studying dance in a humanities context. We will explore how people create meaning through dance and how dance, in turn, shapes social norms, political institutions, and cultural practices across time and space. The course's structure challenges the Western/non-Western binary that still pervades many academic disciplines by comparing dance forms across the globe on the basis of functional similarities. At the same time, we will keep in mind the unequal power hierarchies shaping our modern world, and therefore we will examine how and why certain forms have become delineated as 'Western' and others as 'world' or 'ethnic,' despite similarities in movement, meaning, or purpose.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Das, J. (PI)

DANCE 24: Introduction to Dance in the African Diaspora (AFRICAAM 24, CSRE 24D, TAPS 152D)

This course introduces students to dance as an important cultural force in the African Diaspora. From capoeira in Brazil to dance hall in Jamaica to hip hop in the United States and Ghana, we will analyze dance as a form of resistance to slavery, colonialism, and oppression; as an integral component of community formation; and as a practice that shapes racial, gendered, and national identity. We will explore these topics through readings, film viewings, and movement workshops (no previous dance experience required). Students will have the option to do a creative performance as part of their final project.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Das, J. (PI)

DANCE 25: Studio to Stage

Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Frank, D. (PI)

DANCE 27: Choreographic Film

Stanford Lecturer and Choreographer Alex Ketley will work with the students on the creation of a new dance for film. The class will consist of a number of rehearsals in the studio where the students will explore Ketley's movement vocabulary. When this movement material is built, the dancers will then take the material throughout the Stanford campus to be filmed with a curiosity about how different contexts and environments effect the quality and presentation of the movement. After the film is shot, Ketley will create the film, but also give all the participating students access to the raw footage in the event that they are interested in making personal edits of the material. Students with a background in ballet, modern, or hip-hop are encouraged to participate. Students with limited dance training are welcome and are encouraged to email the choreographer so that they can have a dialog about what the class will entail. Any questions can be directed to Lecturer Alex Ketley at aketley@stanford.edu.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 30: Chocolate Heads Movement Band Performance Workshop

Students from diverse dance styles (ballet to hip-hop to contemporary) participate in the dance-making/remix process and collaborate with musicians, visual artists, designers and spoken word artists, to co-create multidisciplinary fully produced production and installation. Open to student artists of different genres, styles, disciplines and levels. By audition and/or discussion with the instructor.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 31: Chocolate Head-Space: Crowd-Sourced Performance Experience

Students who participate in the Chocolate Head-Space will engage in a dance and music activities and collaborative crowd-sourced performance on the Stanford campus. A mobile app using GPS data would be implemented to fellow Chocolate Heads students-- prompting them to engage, perform and collaborate with others in that space. Students( and audiences) would be encouraged to learn a piece (or multiple pieces with friends) and record themselves performing in a different places on campus. No prior experience is required.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 35: Choreography and Textures

An introductory class in exploring the different ways of approaching choreography. Bobbi will create an original work on the students through out the term that will focus on the cognitive and emotional experience of movement.nnGuest instructor Bobbi Jene Smith is a former dancer with the internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company, and a principal collaborator in the works of choreographer Ohad Naharin, as well as one of the world's most recognized teachers of GaGa and Naharin repertory.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Smith, B. (PI)

DANCE 45: Dance Improvisation Techniques and Strategies Lab: From Hip Hop to Contact (AFRICAAM 45)

By learning various dance improvisation forms across cultures, students will develop techniques to gain a deep understanding of generating movement from the inside-out, inspired by conceptual strategies from master improvisors while harnessing that potential for creating dances. Guest dancer/choreographer workshops and Dance Jams enhance the learning experience. All Levels welcome.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 46: Social Dance I

Introduction to non-competitive social ballroom dance. The partner dances found in today's popular culture include 3 kinds of swing, 3 forms of waltz, tango, salsa, cha-cha and nightclub two-step. The course also includes tips for great partnering, enhancing creativity, developing personal style, stress reduction, musicality, and the ability to adapt to changing situations. The emphasis on comfort, partnering and flexibility enables students to dance with partners whose experience comes from any dance tradition.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 48: Beginning Ballet

Fundametals of ballet technique including posture, placement, the foundation steps, and ballet terms; emphasis on the development of coordination, balance, flexibility, sense of lines, and sensitivity to rhythm and music. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Wagner, E. (PI)
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