Choreographic Research Introduction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Choreographic Research Intro

Spring 2022

Taught By: Neil Greenberg

Section: A

CRN: 2692

Credits: 3

This is a hybrid studio-seminar course, at the introductory level, that approaches time-based performance making - i.e., choreography - as a practice of research and discovery. Performance-making practice in the studio will be complemented with required reading and writing assignments, utilizing each form of discourse - physical, verbal and textual - toward critical reflection through the medium of performance making. The course surveys varied strategies and models for dance-making / performance-making, with the goal of assisting each student to formulate their own questions, ideas and methods. Students will learn a basic research methodology for the creation of choreographic works, developing palettes of material through directed improvisation and other means, and experimenting with strategies of organization to give that material shape and potency. Issues of craft will be explored as methods to keep an audience watching and engaged. Students will work both collaboratively and as choreographers authoring their own works, and will learn methods to describe, analyze and critique each other’s choreographic research. Classes will meet synchronously through zoom to allow sufficient time for performance-making explorations. Open to all students, with priority given to contemporary dance majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 10:38pm 10/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/13/2022