Introduction to Dance History

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Introduction to Dance History

Spring 2023

Taught By: Danielle Goldman

Section: A

CRN: 10795

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 (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:54am 8/12/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 260

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023