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DANCE 59: Intermediate-Advanced Hip-Hop

Steps and styling in one of America's 21st-century vernacular dance forms. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 73: Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Folkloric & Popular Dances (AFRICAAM 73A, CSRE 73)

This in-studio course provides a general introduction to some of the sacred and popular dances of the Caribbean, such as Afro-Trinidadian dances, Yanvalou, Jamaican Dancehall, Cuban rumba, and Puerto Rican salsa. From the folkloric dance forms to popular and secular dance practices, this course journeys through various islands of the Caribbean to learn about the various histories and cultures associated with each particular dance form.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce
Instructors: Jones, A. (PI)

DANCE 74: Beginning Contemporary Caribbean Dance Techniques (AFRICAAM 74A, CSRE 74A)

This course will investigate how Caribbean Dance techniques can be used to create contemporary concert dance. Students will learn the varied and alternative movement practices that inform current Caribbean concert dance aesthetics-- such as techniques used in sacred Afro-Caribbean dances-- in conjunction with US contemporary techniques-- such as release technique and movement improvisation. The emphasis of this course is to explore the ways Caribbean bodies use movement and dance to create contemporary narratives for the concert stage. DANCE 74 complements and can be taken in conjunction with DANCE 73.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce
Instructors: Jones, A. (PI)

DANCE 100: Dance, Movement and Medicine: Immersion in Dance for PD (NENS 222)

Combining actual dancing with medical research, this Cardinal Course investigates the dynamic complementary relationship between two practices, medicine and dance, through the lens of Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurological disease that manifests a range of movement disorders. "Dance for PD" is an innovative approach to dancing --and to teaching dance --for those challenged by PD. Course format consists of: 1. Weekly Lecture/Seminar Presentation: Partial list of instructors include Ms. Frank, Dr. Bronte-Stewart and other Stanford medical experts & research scientists, David Leventhal (Director, "Dance for PD") and Bay Area "Dance for PD" certified master teachers, film-maker Dave Iverson, Damara Ganley, and acclaimed choreographers Joe Goode, Alex Ketley, Judith Smith (AXIS Dance). 2. Weekly Dance Class: Stanford students will fully participate as dancers, and creative partners, in the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center's ongoing "Dance for Parkinson's" community dance class for people with PD. This Community Engaged Learning component provides opportunity to engage meaningfully with people in the PD community. Dancing together weekly, students will experience firsthand the embodied signature values of "Dance for PD" classes: full inclusion, embodied presence, aesthetic and expressive opportunity for creative engagement, and community-building in action. A weekly debriefing session within Friday's class time will allow students to integrate seminar material with their movement experiences.nnNO PRE-REQUISITES: No prior dance experience required. Beginners are welcome.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit

DANCE 102: Musical Theater Dance Styles

Fundamental techniques and approaches used in the creation of dance. Basic elements of composition including: style, form, theme and variation, and phrasing, development of movement vocabulary, symmetry and asymmetry, explicit versus abstract methods of expression, elements of time, quality and use of space, motif, and repetition. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 108: Hip Hop Meets Broadway

What happens when Hip Hop meets "Fosse", "Aida", "Dream Girls" and "In the Heights"?nThe most amazing collaboration of Hip Hop styles adapted to some of the most memorable Broadway Productions.nThis class will explore the realm between Hip Hop Dance and the Broadway Stage. Infusing Acting thru dance movement and exploring the Art of Lip Sync thru Hip Hop Dance styles.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable 9 times (up to 9 units total)
Instructors: Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 118: Developing Creativity In Dance

Developing Creativity In Dance Robert Moses Course description: This introductory course explores the creative process in dance. There are many effective ways to approach creative expression, and this course will utilize multiple approaches, both in series and in parallel. Parallel processing and multitasking will become the dominant mode as rational, intuitive and physical skills merge. Processes will include changing perception, design by analogy, quick adaptation to changing situations, musicality, overcoming creative blocks, and stress reduction to relax into a more creative state of mind. Class sessions will be primarially practice, with two-thirds of the class time spent in the dance studio, creating ways of moving, to embody the concepts that will be detailed in the discussion sessions. Previous dance experience will not be required to take this course. Rationale: Dance in the University plays a vital role in the experience of self-definition. The opportunity to create dance offers students the means to experience the body in new ways through diverse forms of movement. Students come to understand dance as a conduit for impression and expression in society. It becomes a means of giving physical voice to the most private and powerful aspects of an individual's understanding of himself in relation to the world.
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

DANCE 141: Advanced Contemporary Modern Technique

This advanced dance technique class is grounded in the technical training, aesthetics, and choreographic processes of Merce Cunningham, American dancer and master choreographer. Practice will increase strength, speed, articulation, amplitude and clarity of dancing. Class will provide a solid technical base applicable to other forms of dancing. Dancers must be ready to work at a high intermediate/advanced level to enroll. Short readings and concert attendance will supplement studio work. Cunningham-based technique is particularly well-suited to dancers with prior training in ballet; dancers with prior training in any form are welcome. nMay be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Frank, D. (PI)

DANCE 149: Advanced Ballet

Advanced Ballet at Stanford is offered for students who are interested in rigorous, complex, and artistically compelling ballet training. The class focuses on technique, but in the broad sense of how ballet as a movement system can be used for a wide range of dance disciplines. The class honors the historical training legacy that defines classical ballet, but is in no way shackled to that history in an antiquated fashion. The students are encouraged to explore the form as artists, to question its foundations, and find their own sense of agency within classical dance. Students with a strong background in ballet are encouraged to come, but also students with less ballet training are welcome as long as they have an email dialog with the lecturer beforehand. Any questions can be directed to Lecturer Alex Ketley at aketley@stanford.edu
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit

DANCE 156T: Movement and Digital Culture

What is physical intelligence? How could we cultivate it? What technologies can extend sensory awareness, and which can suppress it? How can better understanding of human movement impact a creative/design process? The term 'hybrid action¿ introduces the notion of movement, expressed in both the physical and virtual worlds. Through interactive technologies, such as the Kinect and camera tracking, and literature from multiple fields, this class takes human movement as a practice-based, creative, theoretical, historical, and philosophical realm of study. The course introduces basic principles and practices of body awareness as a way to extend one¿s 'physical intelligence¿ and asks how studying movement can inform creative practices from computer programming to engineering to choreography, as well as applications in health and rehabilitation, cognitive and neuroscience, philosophy and literature. The class emphasizes hands-on, individual and collaborative projects through research and prototyping.
Last offered: Autumn 2014 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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