Foundations in Dance Studies

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Found in Dance Studies
Spring 2023
Taught By: Danielle Goldman
Section: A

CRN: 13846

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the field of critical dance studies. Students will discuss relations between dance and other disciplines (such as art history, anthropology, cultural and media studies, performance studies, and philosophy), while asking why the field of dance studies has taken so long to develop. The class will think critically about the body as an object of study and will consider the opportunities and challenges that come with analyzing movement. The course explores debates regarding the performance of identity, issues of appropriation, the migration of expressive culture, documentation, the role of the critic, and critical theories of the body. Students will read foundational texts that present a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches, including writings by Anurima Banerji, Barbara Browning, Jane Desmond, Susan Foster, Mark Franko, Jose Gill, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Andre Lepecki, and Randy Martin. In addition to reading, students will watch videos of dance and attend live performances in "high art" spaces, in clubs, and on the streets. This is a required course for Lang Dance majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:52pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 602
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023