New Course Offerings

Fall 2014

TAPS 1281Q Introduction to Dance Studies - Noémie Solomon

This course introduces students to dance studies by outlining a critical history of the field in close connection to a range of artistic practices from the early twentieth century to the present. How have choreographers and dancers experimented with the traditions, conventions, and forms of dance? Looking at a wide range of choreographers and movements, including Cunningham, Bausch, Rainer and Paxton, we will examine the ways in which dance practices engage with the production of meanings and values while exploring alternative modes of subjectivity, and how these experiments propose new forms of engagement with broad artistic, social, and political fields.