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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THDA 221 - Dance Composition

This course is the study and discipline of dance-making. Students learn the tools of the choreographer - time, space, energy - and how they can be shaped to give the body expressive power. The relationships between form, content, and technique are explored. Students choreograph short studies, improvise, discuss, and view dance on film and in live performance. The course values risk-taking and collaboration in a supportive, shared space. Through the creative process, we seek energy from a sense of investigation as opposed to the pressure to “succeed”. The solo form is emphasized. May be repeated for credit. Every year. (4 Credits)