HESM 324

Concert Dance History – Course Description

An overview of the development of Western theatrical dance. This course introduces the major figures and movement theories of the 19th & 20th Centuries with particular emphasis on major stylistic trends and cultural influences. Readings, discussions, lectures, and films/videotapes will introduce selected choreographers and the concerns that inform their work. Additional readings in dance philosophy and aesthetics will address ideas such as form, expression, audience expectations, and performance conventions. A small fee may be required for concert attendance. This course fulfills the Visual & Performing Arts and U.S. Diversity GEP requirements.
3 credit hours; offered in alternate Fall semesters (2017, 2019, 2021).

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