Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Hanlon, Michele
Discipline and Number
DANC 3347 Section 001
S Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Dance Composition

Description of Course:

This course requires students to audition for the UTDance Ensemble. Audition will be held on December 6, 2015 in JO1.216 from 1pm - 4pm.
Students will study basic concepts and applications for Dance Composition at a beginning level. Principles and skills will be taught through the practice of assigned projects, analysis, and the creation of a complete work. Course material will also include video and reading assignments. In Spring 2015, the student composers will create the works presented in the spring MainStage dance production, April 30 - May2 as part of the course requirements. In addition, composers will perform in the dance concert.

An additional opportunity in Spring 15 is a residency with the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in late January and early February of 2015.The guests will be teaching the UTDance Ensemble a work which will be performed at the Eisemann Center in February. All students auditioning for the ensemble will be considered for this opportunity!

Although there is a set meeting time, the class will work on a flexible schedule to accommodate rehearsals and production needs. Rehearsals will generally take place during Thursday night class time, Friday afternoons, and Saturday afternoons Any questions concerning this course should be directed to Michele Hanlon at 972.883.2140 or 214.491.8615 or [email protected]

Audition - December 6, 2015 in JO1.216 from 1pm - 4pm.

Required Texts:

The Intimate Act of Choreography by Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin. University of Pittsburg Press. IBSN 0-8229-5342-0. Paperback.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Audition for UTDance Ensemble. December 6, 12:30 - 4pm in JO 1.216. Students must be available for rehearsals outside of class meeting time.

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