Music and Dance Collaboration (DAN4132.01)

Susan Sgorbati; Allen Shawn

This course brings together intermediate and advanced choreographer-dancers with student composer counterparts, for a group of assigned collaborative projects. After some preliminary exercises and discussions, choreographers and composers will be paired off for three two-week projects that deliberately explore different ways of working. They will make a piece in which the dance is created first; another in which the music is created first; and a third in which they work entirely independently and only agree on the duration of their work. In the second half of the term composers and choreographers will work on a longer piece as a team, planning and creating the piece together from scratch. The course will include discussions and lectures on historical models for these approaches, and one paper. Music compositions will emphasize notation.

Prerequisites: For composers: a previous composition and theory course, and permission of the instructor. For dancers: First Year Dance Intensive and permission of the instructor
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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