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DANCE 71: Introduction to Capoeira: An African Brazilian Art Form (AFRICAAM 71)

Capoeira is an African Brazilian art form that incorporates, dance, music, self-defense and acrobatics. Created by enslaved Africans in Brazil who used this form as a tool for liberation and survival, it has since become a popular art form practiced around the world. In this course students will learn basic movements for both Capoeira Angola and Capoeira Regional, and the history of this rich and physically rigorous art form. Students will learn basic acrobatic skills, be introduced to Capoeira songs, and learn to play rhythms on the drum, pandeiro (tambourine), and the Berimbau -- a single stringed bow instrument. This course will be physically rigorous and fun! No previous experience necessary.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce
Instructors: Smith, A. (PI)

DANCE 104: Duets Project

Deepen partnering & rehearsal skills by learning contemporary duets from the repertory of acclaimed choreographers, some set by the choreographers themselves. Rehearsals culminate in an informal open performance. Expect different partners throughout the quarter; roles not gender-specific. Dances will vary highly in movement content, tone, form, ranging from uninflected to dramatic to humorous; from sparse to dense; from relatively simple to technically difficult. Each work requires a different approach and skill set. Exploring and cultivating these skills ¿ i.e., physical intention and agreement, weight-sharing and -bearing, breath phrasing, spatial awareness, kinetic problem-solving -- will help you dance eloquently and make you into a strong and versatile performer. Intermediate level, or permission of the instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce
Instructors: Frank, D. (PI)

DANCE 106I: Stanford Dance Community: Inter-Style Choreography Workshop

Designed for adventurous dancers, choreographers and student dance team leaders across Stanford campus. Students will explore a multiplicity of dance styles presented both by peer choreographers, as well as professionals in the field, to create a community of dancers who want to experiment and innovate within their form. The emphasis of the class is on individual growth as a dancer and dance maker through exposure to new and unfamiliar styles. Student dance team leaders and dancers with a strong interest in both choreography and learning different forms are highly encouraged to attend. Interested participants encouraged but not required to contact instructor, Aleta Hayes: ahayes1@stanford.edu. Course will consist of weekly choreography master classes taught by peers, composition intensives facilitated by the instructor, and guest professional master classes, not represented by the class participants.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: way_ce
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 for credit
Instructors: Reddick, R. (PI)

DANCE 109: Choreographic Toolkit: Strategies for Building Movement, Dance, and Time-Based Art

A class for students interested in contemporary methods of devising movement for performance. At the forefront of current dance culture hybridity has become the new normal, with movement blended from everyday actions, classical forms, hip-hop, and beyond. The body as a vehicle for expression is an ever expanding landscape and the class will focus on the plethora of ways movement can be derived including; the many ways improvisation can engender movement, how systemic approaches to performance can enhance a creators understanding of the body in space, the ways chaos and ugliness can redefine our notions of beauty, and how environment, sound, music, and context can inform our physical sensibilities. The class is open to all students from any movement background or those new to dance with a curiosity about how the body can be a vibrant and multifaceted artistic tool. For more information please contact choreographer and lecturer Alex Ketley at aketley@stanford.edu.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 114: Movement for Actors/Acting for Dancers: Techniques for the Contemporary Performer

Designed for the performing artist in the contemporary theatrical environment, this class will expose students to various training modalities from contemporary dance, popular dance styles, physical theater, musical theater, Greek theater and other somatic techniques. Students will undertake various practices such as, but not limited to: Viewpoints, Laban, Gaga, Butoh and Grotowski in a workshop format. Other activities include creating studies from widely sourced prompts as given by the instructor and developing a personal performance preparation playbook. The course will include special guests from the TAPS faculty in Dance, Theater and Performance. In an age where the triple threat performer is in high demand, and movement, text, narrative, production and space are not necessarily treated hierarchically, the well-rounded performer will be better equipped to handle current multi-genre stages. While all levels are welcomed, the committed dance and/or theater student is especially encouraged to apply. Questions? Contact: Aleta Hayes (ahayes1@stanford.edu)
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce
Instructors: Hayes, A. (PI)

DANCE 119: Special Topics: Dance, Architecture, Technology

DANCE 119 Special Topics courses feature the annual Mohr Visiting Artist. The Mohr Visiting Artist program brings acclaimed and emerging artists to campus for a one-term period to teach a credited course and provide a presentation, exhibition or performance for the Stanford community and the public.nnIn Winter 2018-19, Mohr Visiting Artist Jonah Bokaer, a celebrated international choreographer, will address his work which expands on the movement lineage of both Merce Cunningham, and Robert Wilson. Bokaer is a Co-Founder of CPR - Center for Performance Research in New York City.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce
Instructors: Bokaer, J. (PI)

DANCE 123: Hot Mess: Deliberate Failure as Practice

A dance class in how we become the worst dancer possible. The foundation of this class has many parts. One is that, in almost every respect the way we gain insight into anything is to understand more clearly its polarity. As a class we purposely explore chaos, failure, and "bad" dancing, with the hope that then we will have a greater chance to understand and refine our personal notions around beauty. The class also acknowledges that creativity is at times born from the loss of control. Instead of looking at this idea obliquely, Hot Mess looks at this directly by having dancers confront a number of movement and vocal prompts that are literally impossible to execute in any good way. This class embraces and celebrates destabilization, with all the exuberance, fear, and learning that can happen when we accept and practice being lost.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 131: Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

Structured studio practice reviewing the basics of ballet technique including posture, placement, the foundation steps and ballet terms, and progressing to more complex positions and combination of steps. Emphasis is placed on improving forms, developing coordination and connectivity, securing balance, increasing strength, flexibility, sense of lines, and sensitivity to rhythm and music.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit

DANCE 133: History of the Waltz

Two hundred years of waltzing: Regency era waltz (1816), Vienna in the 1830s, redowa and mazurka waltz variations, waltz in 5/4 time, the Russian Mazurka Quadrille, pivots, 20th-century hesitation waltz, tango waltz, Parisian valse musette, 1930s Boston, 1950s Bandstand-style waltz, swing waltz. Each form is explored for possible adaptation to today's non-competitive social dancing. May be repeated for credit two times.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Powers, R. (PI)
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