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DANCE 27: Faculty Choreography

Creation, rehearsal, performance of faculty choreography. Casting by audition/invitation, first week of the quarter. For detailed project descriptions and full rehearsal/performance schedules, contact instructors directly.nnAutumn: New choreography project by Diane Frank, tentatively titled "Feral Variations: Goat-Trout-Snake-Lizard Girls." The work examines movement generated by somatic research on animal instinct, developmental and evolutionary stages, and deep experiences of the natural world in childhood. This is a dance of complex identity formation. Solo episodes will be braided with ensemble sections. Movement experiences in the Sierras will be a part of the rehearsal plan. Casting by Audition & Invitation. 6-8 dancers. Rehearsal/performances bridge Autumn & Winter quarters. Email dfrank1@stanford.edu for details. nnWinter: Choreography by Aleta Hayes. Choreography by Alex Ketley. nnSpring: Choreography by Amara Smith.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

DANCE 45: Dance Improv StratLab: Freestyle Improvisation from Contemporary to Hip Hop & Beyond (AFRICAAM 45)

This class is an arena for physical and artistic exploration to fire the imagination of dance improvisers, cultivate sensation and perception within and without studio practice and to promote interactive intelligence.nStudents will learn to harness and transform habitual movement patterns and dance trainings as resources for new ways of moving: expand their awareness of being a part of a bigger picture, while being attentive to everything all at once: and to use visual, aural and kinesthetic responses to convert those impulses into artistic material. Class will be accompanied by live and recorded music and include weekly jam sessions. Open to students from all dance, movement, athletic backgrounds and skill levels. Beginners welcome.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/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 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 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No 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 for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No 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 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ketley, A. (PI)

DANCE 141: Advanced Contemporary Modern Technique

This advanced level technique course will cover the fundamental principles underlying modern/contemporary dance both technical and artistic in nature. Students will perform technical exercises that develop functional efficiency, strength, flexibility, musicality, range of motion and performance quality as a means towards honing their own artistic expression and physicality. More advanced concepts such as qualitative versatility, phrasing awareness, innovative physical decision-making, and attention to performance will be explored in greater depth. The contemporary technique taught in this class prepares the student to perform with clarity and artistry, and with deeper anatomical knowledge and connectivity. Short written reflections and concert attendance will supplement studio work. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Faulkner, K. (PI)

DANCE 146: Social Dance II

Intermediate non-competitive social ballroom dance. The partner dances found in today's popular culture include Lindy hop, Viennese waltz, hustle, traveling foxtrot, plus intermediate/advanced levels of cross-step waltz and nightclub two-step. The course continues further tips for great partnering, enhancing creativity, developing personal style, stress reduction, musicality, and the ability to adapt to changing situations. Prerequisite: Dance 46.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: way_ce | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Powers, R. (PI)

DANCE 148: Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Ballet at Stanford is designed for students who have done ballet in their past, but maybe have stepped away from the form for awhile. The class focuses on technique, musicality, vocabulary, coordination and artistic choice. The class looks at ballet as an enduring and vibrant movement system that can be used for classical purposes or as a way to strengthen and diversify the movement vocabulary inherent in other dance forms like modern, hip-hop, or social dancing. Any questions can be directed to Lecturer Alex Ketley at aketley@stanford.edu.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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