May 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [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 course focuses on the relationships between form, content, and technique. 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. Students in this class will work with those in THDA 255 - Lighting Design  in a collaborative dance project that will culminate in public performances in the Theater and Dance Department Huber-Seikaly Theater. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): THDA 31  or coursework in a dance technique; or permission of instructor. Students with dance experience prior to Macalester are encouraged to contact the instructor for permission to enroll. Every spring. (4 Credits)