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DANCE 27: Faculty Choreography

This project, a new work for 7-9 dancers, investigates dynamic relationships across time and space, with a special interest in movement that folds and unfolds, wraps inward and spools outward. Spatial trajectories and awareness of shifting spatial relationships are central to the work. Imagery will be drawn from natural phenomenon. The movement material is exceptionally lush, dense and detailed, including a lot of rolling floor work, swift changes of direction and level, weight-bearing and carrying, ensemble work and interchangeable partnering. The dance is episodic, irregular in shape. Dancers will join in the process of building material from base phrases. Many rehearsals will be in silence, so dancers will need to be especially alert to the breath phrasing and rhythmic content of the movement material. Indeterminacy procedures will be used to organize the progression and sections of the work. Dancers of all backgrounds welcome; physical assertion and commitment highly valued. Composer Dohi Moon will create an original score for the work; TAPS theater designers will create scenic elements, costumes, lighting. Performance will be on Memorial Auditorium stage. Performance dates: May 26, 27. Dancers are expected to attend all dance rehearsals and technical rehearsals leading to performance. Interested dancers should contact the choreographer by email. nnCasting by both audition and invitation. Once cast, dancers may sign up for unit credit.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DANCE 30: Chocolate Heads Movement Band Performance Workshop (AFRICAAM 37)

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 Heads Performance

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 36: Scene in Action Performance Workshop

This singular performance opportunity and workshop is inspired by the stunning abstract expressionist art found in the Anderson Collection at Stanford opening in fall 2014 that includes Robert Frank¿s photography at the Cantor, and the special Anderson Collection of abstract expressionist paintings shown in the brand new Anderson building at Stanford. n nThe period between the 1950¿s and early 1960's was a rich time for painting, dance, music, conceptual and interdisciplinary art movements. Through this course we will consider how contemporary dancers/musicians/models/performers might express these ideas as a direct response the impulses seen and felt in the art of this period.n nThe objective is to consider and integrate historical and contemporary ideas into the choreography, music and fashion performance.n nCulminating performance installation will be presented during the fall quarter 2 nights -- October 29th and October 30th, 2014 at the Cantor Arts Center and at the Anderson Collection -- in celebration and commemoration of the openings of the Robert Frank exhibition and the Abstract Expressionists art collection.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DANCE 39: Intro/Beginning Contemporary Modern

Beginning Modern Dance appeals to the beginning mover with little or no experience in dance and will focus on developing a coordinated and technical dancer. We will use exercises from Limon, Cunningham, and Ballet techniques in training, but will not focus on any one-dance form. . This class deals with the notion of movement as a mode of expression. We will try to find ways through movement to render as clearly as possible concepts central to the human experience.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Moses, R. (PI)

DANCE 43: Liquid Flow: Introduction to Contemporary Dance and Dance-making (AFRICAAM 40)

This introductory dance course combines the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique and exercises from various movement practices, such as yoga and Tai chi. Liquid Flow implies the continuum from the dance of the everyday to the studio to the stage. Students will develop articulation, flexibility and "grace", learn contemporary, popular and classic dance vocabulary, and gain freedom dancing with others. Designed for beginners, we welcome student movers from diverse dance traditions, non-dancers, athletes, and more advanced dancers, who desire fluidity in their daily life, from thought to action.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Hayes, A. (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: not given this year | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DANCE 50: Contemporary Choreography

Each day Ketley will develop a new phrase of choreography with the students and use this as the platform for investigation. Consistent lines of inquiry include; sculpting with the body as an emotional, instinctual, and graphic landscape, how the fracturing and the complication of strands of information can feel generative of new ways of moving, discussions around how our use of time is directly correlated to our sense of presence, and the multitude of physical colors available to each of us as artists as we expand our curiosity about movement. Classes will be very physical, trusting that much of our knowledge is contained in the body. The culmination of the class will be performing in the joint faculty Dance Concert on the Memorial Auditorium stage. nnnParticipants in the class will be chosen by audition and invitation. For questions please e-mail aketley@stanford.edu.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Ketley, A. (PI)
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