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Theatre and Dance

www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/theatredance/

Professors LINDBLADE; Associate Professors MANLEY, WOMACK (chair); Assistant Professors DAVIS-GREEN, KEDHAR, PLATT; Adjunct Associate Professor AMES. Artist in Residence HERMINJARD; Part-time Faculty MERCER; Mellon Post Grad GOODWIN; Department Coordinator QUINN; Technical Director MARTIN; Assistant Technical Director HAMILTON; Costume Shop Supervisor AVRAMOV; Guests in Theatre and Dance CARLSTROM, HARTSHORN, CORIELL, HAPCIC, GUSTAFSON, IBRAGIMOV, MUZEEVA, NIKITINA, KOENIG,  KOMINZ, SPENCER, TINSLEY-WEEKS, YAEFALL

Theatre

THE MAJOR — REQUIREMENTS:

Theatre majors must complete a minimum of 13 units for the major:

  • Six units required from Principal Courses: TH105 Acting 1; TH110 Fundamentals of Performance Design; TH206 Directing; TH303 Junior Seminar; TH304 Advanced Performance; TH404 Senior Thesis Project.
  • Two units from Historical Perspectives: TH220 Origins and Early Forms of Theatre; TH221 Medieval and Renaissance Theatre; TH222 Romantic, Commedia and Neoclassic Theatre; TH223 Modern Theatre; TH224 Contemporary Performance 1950–Present.
  • One unit from Intercultural Perspectives: TH200: Performing Kabuki in English: “The Medicine Peddler” a Samurai Revenge, TH200: From the Fringe to the Spotlight: an Intercultural Study of Alternative Playwriting.
  • One unit from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: TH326 Performance Studies; TH327 Feminist Performance; TH329 Queer Performance and Body Politics.
  • Two units of Electives: Choose from any Theatre Course.
  • .25 unit Acting in a Department production: any one from TH212, 213, 214, 215 Theatre Studio Work/Acting (.25 unit each).
  • .75 unit in Technical Theatre: choose from TH101: Stagecraft (.5 unit) and/or TH212, 213, 214, 215 Theatre Studio Work/Technical (.25 unit each).

Outstanding work will be rewarded with distinction upon graduation. Theatre majors are urged to take at least one unit in dance that will not count towards the units required for the major. Students are urged to study one or more foreign languages. Please consult the Handbook for Theatre and Dance majors online for further clarification of the major. 

THE MINOR – REQUIREMENTS:

Theatre minors must complete a minimum of 6.25 units for the minor:

  • Two units required from Principal Courses: TH105 Acting 1; TH206 Directing
  • One unit from Historical Perspectives: TH220 Origins and Early Forms of Theatre; TH221 Medieval and Renaissance Theatre; TH222 Romantic, Commedia and Neoclassic Theatre; TH223 Modern Theatre; TH224 Contemporary Performance 1950-Present.
  • One unit from Intercultural or Interdisciplinary Perspectives: TH200: Performing Kabuki in English: “The Medicine Peddler” a Samurai Revenge, TH200: From the Fringe to the Spotlight: an Intercultural Study of Alternative Playwriting, TH326 Performance Studies; TH327 Feminist Performance; TH329 Queer Performance and Body Politics.
  • • One Elective: See schedule of courses to choose from our many diverse course offerings: www.coloradocollege.edu/catalog
  • One unit Integrative Project: either appended to TH 303 Junior Seminar, TH 304 Advance Performance, TH 326-329 Interdisciplinary courses, or TH 404 Senior Thesis
  • .25 unit in Technical Theatre: choose from TH101: Stagecraft (.5 unit) or TH212, 213, 214, 215 Theatre Studio Work/Technical (.25 unit each)
  • The department also offers two thematic minors: The Arts: Theory and Practice and Performance Design. 

Theatre Courses

100 Ritual, Theatre, Performance

This course surveys the history of theatre in the context of Western artistic and literary traditions. Students will read and watch plays as well as examine how theatre relates to philosophy, poetry, politics, and religion. The course includes screenings, field trips to attend performances, and interactive workshops led by department faculty on creative aspects of the discipline. The first block of the course begins by studying sacred rituals that influenced the origins of theatre in ancient Greece. It then examines forms of drama developed in succeeding eras, including medieval pageants, Renaissance masques, Shakespearian plays, and Restoration comedy. In the second block, we look at a combination of contemporary and historical plays that address changes in the 18th and 19th centuries that led to the development of realism in modern theatre. It pays special attention to how subsequent playwrights and choreographers use or subvert realism in order to challenge ideas about gender, race, and nationality.

Also listed as Dance Theory 100.

2 units —

101 Stagecraft Practicum

A basic technical theatre adjunct course connected to a main stage production. Covers the vocabulary, theory, skills and application within the technical areas of sets, stage management, and production crew. Emphasizes the collaborative nature of technical theatre in production.

.5 unit —

105 Acting I: Introduction

Work on basic acting skills through observation, improvisation, physical and vocal preparation, and the basics of Stanislavski's theories. The emphasis is on exercises and games that release the imagine and instinct of the performer with the aim of giving everyone the means to approach any role. Work will culminate with scripted scenes and a group presentation. Limited to 18.

1 unit —

108 Fundamentals of Technical Theatre

Basic technical theatre - its vocabulary, theory, and application - and its relationship to sets, lights, and costumes. Computer use for technical theatre, safety parameters, and basic board operation. Laboratory requirement: Participation in one stage production. Limited to 14. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: Requires participation in one stage production.

1 unit

109 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

Basic theatrical design - its vocabulary, drafting, theory, and application - taught in a historical and practical approach. Scene, lighting, properties, makeup, and costume designs will be covered. Computer use for theatrical design, including WYSIWYG, MiniCad, and Sound Forge. Laboratory requirement: Participation in one stage production. Limited to 14. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: Requires participation in one stage production.

1 unit

110 Fundamentals of Performance Design and Technical Theatre

Emphasizes the collaborative nature of 3-dimensional live performance design, its vocabulary, theory and application with a focus on aesthetic integration. Combines artistic practice with critical inquiry to engage simultaneously in creative development and analysis. Class projects introduce students to research, visual analysis, sketching, model making, and presentation skills. Historical and current performance design trends. No prior experience in theatrical productions expected.l

1 unit —

200 Topics in Theatre:

Courses offered by resident and visiting faculty on specialized topic areas, including theatre history, dramatic literature, dramatic theory, and film.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and Dance Theory 200 and English 286 and Race and Ethnic Studies 200 and Japanese 250 and Asian Studies 250 and Political Science 203.

.5 or 1 unit —

201 Origins and Early Forms of Theatre

A study of origins, early texts, performance practices and developing theatrical conventions in various cultures, with special emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman theatre. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 to 1 unit

202 Medieval and Renaissance Theatre

A study of theories about the 'rebirth' of theatre during the Middle Ages, tracing its development throughout Renaissance Europe, with special emphasis on Elizabethan England. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 to 1 unit

203 Romantic, Commedia, and Neoclassic Theatre

A survey of Western theatre from the English Restoration through German Romanticism, culminating with the advent of realism throughout Europe. Studies will include the work of Racine, Corneille, Goethe, Schiller, Buchner, Gozzi, Goldon and the innovators of modern stage practice. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

204 Modern Theatre

A study of 20th-century movements in playwriting and theatre practice. Topics will include realism (Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov) and the revolts against it, such as the work of Brecht, Artaud, Pirandello, and various artists of 'alternative' theatre. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

205 Acting Workshop

An extended-format, adjunct class given twice a week over 4 blocks. Designed to enhance and practice the skills from Acting 1 through exercises and scene work. The format is designed to allow for a longer period of assimilation, keeping the acting muscles active and developing on a continuous basis, and for individual attention for each student.

Prerequisite: Drama 105.

1 unit —

206 Directing

A practical and theoretical introduction to the basics of directing. Begins with investigation of past and present directing practice and techniques through the work of influential directors from around the world. Considers the essential tools of directing, choosing the material; producing and conceptualizing the ideas; pre-production work of analysis, design and planning; casting;rehearsal management; rehearsal techniques with actors; and steering the production through its final stages to performance. The course involves directing actors in scenes. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

207 Lighting Design

History, theory, and practice of lighting design for the stage. Script analysis, drafting, plotting, and color theory. Laboratory required: participation in one stage production. Limited to 15. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

210 Intermediate Performance Design

Intermediate work in performance design with an emphasis on the emergence of new approaches and innovations in scenic and performance design. Integrates traditional visual languages of the stage with the digital arts. Explores spatial designs for dance, performance instalations and the theatrical stage. Includes model making, drawing, drafting and digital/video design programs.

Prerequisite: Theatre 110 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Film and New Media Studies 214.

1 unit —

211 Speech Arts

Introduction to public speaking and oral interpretation of literature. Limited to 18.

1 unit —

212 Theatre/Acting Studio

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of 2 blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Dance Theory 212.

.25 unit —

213 Theatre/Acting Studio:

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting: required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of two blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Dance Theory 213.

.25 unit —

214 Theatre/Acting Studio:

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting: required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of two blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Dance Theory 214.

.25 unit —

215 Theatre/Acting Studio

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting; required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of 2 blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Dance Theory 215.

.25 unit —

218 Costume Design

Costume Design for live performance, including theatre, opera, dance, and performance art. Explores color and line theory, script analysis, textiles and textile modification, rendering for costumes, construction and patterning techniques and other costume related skills. Limited to 10. Lab fee required. 1 unit - Ames

1 unit —

220 Origins and Early Forms of Theatre

A study of origins, early texts, performance practices and developing theatrical conventions in various cultures, with special emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman theatre.

Also listed as Classics 219 and Comparative Literature 200 and Comparative Literature 352.

1 unit —

221 Medieval and Renaissance Theatre

A study of theories about the 'rebirth' of theatre during the Middle Ages, tracing its development throughout Renaissance Europe, with special emphasis on Elizabethan England.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and English 280.

1 unit —

222 Romantic, Commedia, and Neoclassic Theatre

A survey of western theatre from the English Restoration through German Romanticism, culminating with the advent of realism throughout Europe. Studies will include the work of Racine, Corneille, Goethe, Schiller, Buchner, Gozzi, Goldon and the innovators of modern stage practice. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

223 Modern Theatre: 1880-1940

A study of the 20th-century movements in playwriting and theatre practice. Topics will include realism (Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Schnitzler) and the anti-realistic revolts against it, such as the work of Maeterlinck, Cocteau, Kaiser, Brecht, Pirandello, and various artists of alternative theatre.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and English 280.

1 unit —

224 Contemporary Performance 1950-Present

Using an interdisciplinary arts approach, investigates varied performance aesthetics, theory and practices of the later 20th and early 21st century with a focus on the American experience, new and disenfranchised voices, and hybrid genres in the arts. Considers perspectives in music, dance, directing, multimedia, and of theorists and playwrights. Disillusionment of the post-WWII era, voices of protest, agitation/propaganda, performance art, and identity politics; Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender performance, race relations, and the feminist aesthetic. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200.

1 unit —

226 The Plays of August Wilson

Investigation of the works of leading African-American playwright August Wilson, considering his texts' socio-historical economic, musical, folk, cultural, and poetic influences. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

230 African American Theatre

Examines the history of African American performance traditions, texts, and forms including autobiographies and slave narratives as performance and protest vehicles to minstrelsy and vaudeville. Study of contemporary musical tradition, and modern text driven works from individual performance to company productions, political nationalism and the Black Arts Movement to choreo-poems and hip-hop performance. Through specifically selected playwrights, theatre artists and institutions the course will explore cultural and ethnic identities that are an integral part of the American cultural landscape. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

231 African Theatre

Survey of a broad range of works from the Griot-driven oral tradition and pre-colonial theatrical offerings to documented traditional African indigenous performance--community festivals, seasonal rhythms and religious ritual presentations, dance and masquerade. Examines texts, spoken and drummed/musical languages of performance, post-colonial theatrical traditions, 'concert party' theatre, puppetry, South African anti-apartheid theatre and contemporary adaptations of Western 'classics' in ways that will help comprehend the complexity, richness, and diversity of theatre across the African continent. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

232 Asian Theatre

The history of theatre and performance in selected Asian countries including, China, Japan, Indonesia, India and Vietnam. Explores the traditional styles of Chinese opera, Bunraku, Noh, Kabuki, Kyogen, Indonesian shadow/puppet plays, Vietnamese water puppetry and Sanskrit drama. Combines these with the practice of song, dance, puppetry and mask traditions and techniques as well as performance structure and content to help frame their resonances, representations, differences and similarities by country, culture and aesthetic from original sources to and through contemporary performance(s). Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

233 Asian American Theatre

Explores the history and contributions of Asian American Theatre artists to contemporary American theatre. Navigating issues of race, gender, class, sexuality and 'cultural origin,' explores the significance of these issues and place them in significant historical, political and theoretical contexts. Examines the works and contributions of modern American authors and companpiess including David Henry Hwang, Chay Yew, Philip Gotanda, Jeannie Barroga, Velina Hasu Houston, Pan Asian Repretory Theatre, Theatre of Yugen, East-West Players, and Asian American Theatre, to identify major themes and genres that contribute to cultural identity, community and frame an Asian American experience. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

240 Special Topics in Design

Courses offered by design faculty and guests on specialized topic areas in performance design. Lab fee required.

Also listed as Environmental Science 221.

1 unit —

300 Topics in Drama:

Courses offered by resident and visiting faculty on specialized topics.

1 unit —

303 Junior Seminar: Collaborative Practices

Activates theoretical and practical aspects of creative collaboration between drama and dance majors and also among artistic disciplines. Studies include immersion in performance theory, aesthetic philosophy, and collaboative strategies to create an integral final group public performance. Collaboration and collision through a process of experimentation and rehearsal to discover which elements (visual, kinesthetic, audio, textual, temporal, and spatial) lend themselves to a unified event in performance. DA 110/DR 110, DA 211, and DA 221 recommended. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1 unit

304 Advanced Performance:

Investigation of choreographic theories and practices with an emphasis on interdisciplinary inquiry. Topics include: Advanced Choreography, Site-specific Performance, Installation and Performance, Choreographies of Editing, Community and Performance. Can be repeated for credit to fulfill one elective requirement withn the major.

Prerequisite: Dance Theory 221 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Dance Theory 304.

1 unit —

305 Acting 2: Intermediate

Developing and furthering the skills from Acting 1 with an emphasis on intensive scene work that will focus on a wide range of contemporary playwrights. Work will culminate with a public presentation of scenes. Limited to 18. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: Drama 105.

1 to 3 units

307 Lighting Design

History, theory, and practice of lighting design for the stage. Script analysis, drafting, plotting, and color theory. Laboratory required: participation in one stage production. Limited to 15. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: Drama 108 or 109 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

325 Independent Study in Drama and Dance:

Work in special fields in Drama and Dance appropriate to the needs and/or interests of qualified students.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

1 unit —

326 Performance Studies

Examines new approaches to the study of performance drawn from sociology, anthropology, and media studies. Uses readings by scholars such as Diana Taylor, Richard Schechner, and Philip Auslander to analyze works by contemporary choreographers, theatre ensembles, and performance artists, as well as performances from everyday life, including concerts, festivals, and political protests. Attention also given to how performances construct race, gender, and nationality. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

327 Feminist Performance

Examines how performances since 1960 by female artists have challenged the subordinate status of women in art and society. Uses readngs by theorists such as Judith Butler, Sue-Ellen Case, and Peggy Phelan to identify strategic positions adopted by artists working in drama, dance, film, performance art and new media. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

329 Queer Performances and Body Politics

Examines how performances since 1960 by queer artists have challenged conventional ideas about the body, sexuality and selfhood. Uses readings by theorists such as Michael Foucault, Michael Warner, and Jose Esteban Munoz to identify strategic positions adopted by artists working in literature, film, drama, musical theatre, dance and performance art. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 352 and Dance Theory 329 and Feminist & Gender Studies 329 and Film and New Media Studies 307.

1 unit —

330 Performance Away

The class takes pllace in a selected city and sees and analyzes a wide range of performances including drama, dance, opera, puppetry , solo performance, circus, site specific work, foreign lan-guage performance and experimental work in all genres. Explores the social, historical and national parameters of the performances and the past and present performance history and significance of the city . Extra Expense.

1 unit —

340 Advanced Topics in Design

Courses offered by design faculty and guests on specialized topic areas in performance design.

1 unit —

350 Design Practicum

An individual practical design project in connection with department main stage productions. Areas of concentration might include properties, masks, sound design, viden design in association wih the season productions. Must be arranged with instructor.

Prerequisite: Drama 100 and/or consent of instructor.

1 unit —

400 Topics in Drama:

Courses offered by resident and visiting faculty on specialized topics. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

404 Senior Thesis

Advanced work in drama and/or dance culminating in performance, written thesis, major creative or choreographic work, scenic or lighting design, or other work appropriate to the discipline. Proposal must be approved at the end of the junior year by the department faculty. Offered in blocks 1-7 of the senior year.

Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

1 unit —

405 Acting 3: Advanced

Consolidating skills from Acting 1 and 2 and working on heightened and poetic texts including Shakespeare, the Greeks, and the Jacobean and Restoration eras. The class is dedicated to seeing Shakespeare as our contemporary and the verse as no barrier to expression or understanding. Work will culminate with a public presentation. Limited to 18. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: Drama 305.

1 unit

410 Advanced Design Workshop

Advanced study of topics related to theory, criticism, literature, and history of the theatre. Resultant performance or thesis. Required of all drama majors. Limited to majors and minors or with consent of instructor. (Not offered 2013-14).

.5 to 2 units

Dance

THE MAJOR — REQUIREMENTS:

Dance majors must complete a minimum of 13 units in the major:

  • Six units required from Principal Courses: DA110: Fundamentals of Performance Design; DA211: Historical Perspectives in Dance; DA221: Choreography; DA303: Junior Seminar; DA304: Advanced Performance; DA404: Senior Thesis Project.
  • One unit from Intercultural Perspectives: DA311 Cultural Perspectives in Dance.
  • One unit from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: DA326 Performance Studies; DA327 Feminist Performance; DA329 Queer Performance and Body Politics.
  • One Elective Block Unit: DA225 Body in Motion: Anatomy Kinesiology and Somatics, DR211 Costume Design, DR207 Lighting Design, DR105 Acting DA/DR special topics courses.
  • 1.5 units Required Dance Studio adjuncts: .5 in Improvisation (DS223, DS224) and 1 unit completed in four upper-level dance techniques: .25 in ballet at the DS300–400 level, .25 in contemporary dance at the DS300–400 level, .25 in DS225, DS226 African, Africana or DS321 Asian Dance Forms II, .25 in Somatic Practices.
  • 1.5 units Elective Dance Studio Adjuncts.
  • .25 unit of Dance Repertory for the faculty dance Concert. DA425.
  • .75 unit in Technical Theatre: Choose from DA/DR101: Stagecraft (.5 unit) and/or DA212–215: Theatre Studio Work/Technical (.25 unit each).

Outstanding work will be rewarded with distinction upon graduation. Students are urged to study one or more foreign languages. Please consult the Handbook for Theatre and Dance majors online for further clarification of the major.

THE MINOR — REQUIREMENTS:
  • Dance minor must complete a minimum of 6.5 units in the major. The minor in dance consists of 5 units plus .25 unit of crew work, and one integrative project worth one unit:
  • Three units required block courses: DA221 Choreography, DA211 Historical Perspectives in Dance, DA311 Cultural Perspectives in Dance.
  • Two units Dance Studio adjunct courses: 1 unit completed in four upper-level dance techniques: .25 in ballet at the 300–400 level, .5 in contemporary dance at the 300–400 level, .25 in African, Africana or Asian Dance Forms II.
  • .25 unit of crew work: listed as DA212–215 Theatre Studio. Technical theatre job requirements for the minor should ideally be completed before the final semester of the minor. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of 2 blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.
  • One elective Block unit: The remaining elective unit may be chosen according to individual interests in dance theory and design courses: DA225 Body in Motion: Anatomy Kinesiology and Somatics; DR211 Costume Design; DR207 Lighting Design; DR105 Acting I or DA special topics courses.
  • Integrative project: Dance minors must also complete an approved junior or senior integrative project that is either appended to DA303, 304 or 311 or is DA404 Senior Thesis.

Dance Theory

Please use (DA) when signing up for a Dance Theory course.

Dance Theory Courses

100 Ritual, Theatre, Performance

This course surveys the history of theatre in the context of Western artistic and literary traditions. Students will read and watch plays as well as examine how theatre relates to philosophy, poetry, politics, and religion. The course includes screenings, field trips to attend performances, and interactive workshops led by department faculty on creative aspects of the discipline. The first block of the course begins by studying sacred rituals that influenced the origins of theatre in ancient Greece. It then examines forms of drama developed in succeeding eras, including medieval pageants, Renaissance masques, Shakespearian plays, and Restoration comedy. In the second block, we look at a combination of contemporary and historical plays that address changes in the 18th and 19th centuries that led to the development of realism in modern theatre. It pays special attention to how subsequent playwrights and choreographers use or subvert realism in order to challenge ideas about gender, race, and nationality.

Also listed as Theatre 100.

2 units —

101 Stagecraft Practicum

A basic technical theatre adjunct course connected to a main stage production. Covers the vocabulary, theory, skills and application within the technical areas of sets, stage management, and production crew. Emphasizes the collaborative nature of technical theatre in production. (Not offered 2013-14).

.5 unit

110 Fundamentals of Performance Design and Technical Theatre

Emphasizes the collaborative nature of 3-dimensional live performance design, its vocabulary, theory and application with a focus on aesthetic integration. Combines artistic practice with critical inquiry to engage simultaneously in creative development and analysis. Class projects introduce students to research, visual analysis, sketching, model making, and preentation skills. Historical and current performance design trends. No prior experience in theatrical producations expected (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

200 Topics in Dance:

Courses offered by resident and visiting faculty on specialized topics.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and Race and Ethnic Studies 200 and Feminist & Gender Studies 206 and Film Studies 205 and German 220 and Japanese 250 and Asian Studies 250 and Political Science 203 and Theatre 200.

1 unit —

211 Historical Perspectives in Dance

Introduction to dance history as drawn from ballet, modern, social dance, and contemporary performance. Examines critical methodologies, key authors, and current research in the field of Dance Studies. Topics may address interdisciplinary concerns, social issues, or representations of gender, race, nationality and class. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

Also listed as Race and Ethnic Studies 200.

1 unit —

212 Theatre/Acting Studio

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of 2 blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Theatre 212.

.25 unit —

213 Theatre/Acting Studio:

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting: required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of two blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Theatre 213.

.25 unit —

214 Theatre/Acting Studio:

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting: required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of two blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Theatre 214.

.25 unit —

215 Theatre/Acting Studio

Studio work in technical theatre, or studio work in acting; required for the major. Students will earn technical theatre credit for work done on a specific departmental production over a span of 2 blocks. Subheading indicates type of work and title of the production.

Also listed as Theatre 215.

.25 unit —

221 Choreography

A theoretical and practical investigation of dance composition. .25 unit of Beginning Modern Dance or Dance Improvisation or prior dance experience recommended.

Prerequisite: 1/4 Unit of Beginning Modern Dance or Dance Improvisation or prior dance experience is recommended.

1 unit —

223 Improvisation

Practical work in dance improvisation, frequently in collaboration with musicians and artists, to evolve an expanding vocabulary of movement, voice and performance possibilities. Limited to 20. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

224 Contemporary Performance 1950- Present

Using an interdisciplinary arts approach, investigates varied performance aesthetics, theory and practices of the later 20th and early 21st century with a focus on the American experience, new and disenfranchised voices, and hybrid genres in the arts. Considers perspectives in music, dance, directing, multimedia, and of theorists and playwrights. Disillusionment of the post-WWII era, voices of protest, agitation/propaganda, performance art, and identity politics; Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender performance, race relations, and the feminist aesthetic. 1 unit--Sifuentes.

1 unit —

225 The Body in Motion: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Somatics

Basic study of anatomy and kinesiology coupled with somatic practices such as Yoga, Feldenkrais and Laban Movement Analysis to develop one's movement potential. Additional study of philosophical and critical discourses theorizes the relationship of mind to body to futher contextualize scientific understandings of how the body moves. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

230 Video Dance

Introduction to creating dance specifically for the video medium, also known as video dance. Investigates ways that choreographers might use video technology as a creative tool. Aspects include production of video, audio, and choreography with the aim of fusing these elements.

1 unit —

300 Topics in Dance:

Courses offered by resident and visiting faculty on specialized topics. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

303 Junior Seminar: Collaborative Practices

Activates theoretical and practical aspects of creative collaboration between drama and dance majors, respectively, and also among artistic disciplines. Immersion in performance theory, aesthetic philosophy, and collaborative strategies to create an integral final group public performance. Collaboration and collision through a process of experimentation and rehearsal to discover which elements (visual, kinesthetic, audio, textual, temporal, and spatial) lend themselves to a unified event in performance. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.25 to 1 unit

304 Advanced Performance:

Investigation of choreographic theories and practices with an emphasis on interdisciplinary inquiry. Topics include: Advanced Choreography, Site-specific Performance, Installation and Performance, Choreographies of Editing, Community and Performance. Can be repeated for credit to fulfill one elective requirement withn the major.

Prerequisite: Dance Theory 221 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Theatre 304.

1 unit —

311 Cultural Perspectives in Dance

Study of dance practices and their specific histories within and across cultures. Themes of embodiment, race, ethnicity, identity, migrational flows, appropriation and cultural exchange inform the analysis of the selected dance traditions, fusions and innovations. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

Prerequisite: Intermediate modern dance or equivalent.

Also listed as Race and Ethnic Studies 200.

1 unit —

325 Projects in Dance:

Work in dance appropriate to the needs or interests of qualified students. (Not offered 2013-14).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.25 to 1 unit

326 Performance Studies

Examines new approaches to the study of performance drawn from sociology, anthropology, and media studies. Uses readings by scholars such as Diana Taylor, Richard Schechner, and Philip Auslander to analyze works by contemporary choreographers, theatre ensembles, and performance artists, as well as performances from everyday life, including concerts, festivals, and political protests. Attention also given to how performances construct race, gender, and nationality. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

327 Feminist Performance

Examines how performances since 1960 by female artists have challenged the subordinate status of women in art and society. Uses readngs by theorists such as Judith Butler, Sue-Ellen Case, and Peggy Phelan to identify strategic positions adopted by artists working in drama, dance, film, performance art and new media. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

329 Queer Performance and Body Politics

Examines how performances since 1960 by queer artists have challenged conventional ideas about the body, sexuality and selfhood. Uses readings by theorists such as Michael Foucault, Michael Warner, and Jose Esteban Munoz to identify strategic positions adopted by artists working in literature, film, drama, musical theatre, dance and performance art.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 352 and Feminist & Gender Studies 329 and Film and New Media Studies 307 and Theatre 329.

1 unit —

332 TechnoPerformance

Practical implementation of technology in contemporary performance production. Critical analysis of the history of technology and interactivity in performance. Creation of original performance work using a variety of media within a variety of venues: video, animation, sound, music, dance, theatre, storytelling, spoken-word, and/or any representation of self or virtual self. Work will be presented as site-specific pieces, as performance installations, as online performances, and in traditional venues. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

400 Topics in Dance:

Courses offered by resident and visiting faculty on specialized topics. (Not offered 2013-14).

1 unit

404 Senior Thesis

Advanced work in drama and/or dance culminating in performance, written thesis, major creative or choreographic work, scenic or lighting design, or other work appropriate to the discipline. Proposal must be approved at the end of the Junior year by the department faculty. Offered in blocks 1-7 of the senior year.

Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

1 unit —

406 Solo Performance

An investigation into the forces that shape solo theatrical performance, including original work and voice, point-of-view, text interpretation, observation, myth, and storytelling. Students will apply their own unique histories, politics, and imaginations to a developmental process, helping each other to shape material, develop performance techniques, explore text, music, movement, dance, song, sound, props, set, lights, and costumes. The class will culminate in a solo performance by each student. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 to 1 unit

425 Dance Repertory

Development of performance and rehearsal techniques through choreographic forms. Repertory works from faculty, labanotation scores, or guest choreographers will be set on students for performance.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1 unit —

Dance Studio

Please use (DS) when signing up for a dance studio class.

Note on dance technique classes: Dance technique classes at Colorado College are developed to satisfy a wide range of student interest and expertise.

Students who have never danced before will find that the Beginning Modern class is an appropriate level for them. This class will provide an introduction to various dance styles, improvisation, and expression in movement, while simultaneously developing an awareness and appreciation for anatomically correct movement technique.

Beginning Ballet classes are recommended for students who have danced before and would like to continue in ballet, and for students who are taking more than one semester in dance.

Improvisation classes are useful for students wishing to do work in choreography, or for students who are curious about spontaneous process. Improvisation is also open to music students who would like to work with improvisational forms. Tai chi classes are open to all students, and are particularly useful for athletes who need to develop strength, flexibility and mental concentration.

Jazz classes are recommended for students who are interested in broadening their understanding of indigenous dance styles.

Since students often come to Colorado College with more than a few years of dance training, we advise students to register for the class that they think is most appropriate to their level, with the understanding that the teacher may advise the student to change to a different class once the course is begun.

Dance Studio Courses

101 Tai Ji

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

105 Beginning Dance

Dance Technique Classes.

.25 unit —

106 Beginning Contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

107 Beginning contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

108 Beginning Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

113 Beginning Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

114 Beginning Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

115 Beginning Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

116 Beginning Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

133 Beginning Modern Jazz

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

205 Intermediate Contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

206 Intermediate Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

207 Intermediate Contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

208 Intermediate Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

209 Dance Studio

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 to 1 unit

210 Dance Studio: Choreography/Performance

Note on dance technique classes: Dance technique classes at Colorado College are developed to satisfy a wide range of student interest and expertise. Students who have never danced before will find that the Beginning Modern class is an appropriate level for them. This class will provide an introduction to various dance styles, improvisation, and expression in movement, while simultaneously developing an awareness and appreciation for anatomically correct movement technique. Beginning Ballet classes are recommended for students who have danced before and would like to continue in ballet, and for students who are taking more than one semester in dance. Improvisation classes are useful for students wishing to do work in choreography, or for students who are curious about spontaneous process. Improvisation is also open to music students who would like to work with improvisational forms. Tai chi classes are open to all students, and are particularly useful for athletes who need to develop strength, flexibility and mental concentration. Jazz classes are recommended for students who are interested in broadening their understanding of indigenous dance styles. Since students often come to Colorado College with more than a few years of dance training, we advise students to register for the class that they think is most appropriate to their level, with the understanding that the teacher may advise the student to change to a different class once the course is begun. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

213 Intermediate Ballet

.25 unit —

214 Intermediate Ballet

.25 unit —

215 Intermediate Ballet

.25 unit —

216 Intermediate Ballet

.25 unit —

221 Asian Dance Forms I

Also listed as Asian Studies 208.

.25 unit —

223 Improvisation

.25 unit —

224 Improvisation

.25 unit —

225 Africana Dance Forms I

.25 unit —

226 African Dance Forms I

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

241 Somatic Practices:

Two-block adjunct course. .25 units. A variable topic practice course that explores the mind-body connection and therapeutic dimensions through embodied practices. Includes Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Qigong. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

242 Somatic Practices

Two-block adjunct course. .25 units. A variable topic practice course that explores the mind-body connection and therapeutic dimensions through embodied practices. Includes Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Qigong. (Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

243 Somatic Practices

Two-block adjunct course. .25 units. A variable topic practice course that explores the mind-body connection and therapeutic dimensions through embodied practices. Includes Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Qigong.

.25 unit —

244 Somatic Practices

Two-block adjunct course. .25 units. A variable topic practice course that explores the mind-body connection and therapeutic dimensions through embodied practices. Includes Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Qigong.

.25 unit —

245 Somatic Practices:

Two-block adjunct course. .25 units. A variable topic practice course that explores the mind-body connection and therapeutic dimensions through embodied practices. Includes Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Qigong.

Also listed as Asian Studies 250.

.25 unit —

305 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

306 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

307 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

308 Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

313 Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

314 Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

315 Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

316 Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

321 Asian Dance Forms II

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

322 Asian Dance Forms II

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

325 African Dance Forms II

.25 unit —

326 African Dance Forms II

.25 unit —

333 Intermediate/Advanced Modern Jazz

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

405 Advanced Modern Dance: Technique of Martha Graham

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

406 Advanced Contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

407 Advanced Contemporary Dance

.25 unit —

408 Advanced Contemporary Dance

(Not offered 2013-14).

.25 unit

413 Advanced Ballet

.25 unit —

414 Advanced Ballet

.25 unit —

415 Advanced Ballet

.25 unit —

416 Advanced Ballet

.25 unit —