Introduction to Dance History

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Introduction to Dance History
Spring 2024
Taught By: Danielle Goldman
Section: A

CRN: 14951

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to issues and methods in the field of dance history. Reckoning with the embodied and ephemeral nature of dance, students consider varied ways in which dancing tends to elude official history. With an emphasis on 20th century U.S. concert dance, course material includes theoretical and historical texts, recordings of performance, ethnographic accounts, and oral histories. Exploring a choreographic event of their choosing, students conduct research at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive archives devoted to the documentation of dance. The course is open to students across the arts and humanities.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 3:54am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 617
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024