This course offers the basis for understanding, appreciating, and participating in dance as an art form. It provides an overview of dance as artistic expression in 20th and 21st century America, with attention given to the artistic and cultural influences that have shaped American concert dance. Students will examine the work of major figures in American concert dance including Isadora Duncan, Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, George Balanchine, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, and Bill T. Jones. In this course, students will view, discuss, and analyze significant choreographic works in class. The class will attend a live dance performance and write about their experiences.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II|
|REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II|