Choreographic Research Introduction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Choreographic Research Intro

Spring 2021

Taught By: Neil Greenberg

Section: A

CRN: 2692

Credits: 3

This is a hybrid studio-seminar course, at the introductory level, that approaches choreography as a practice of research and discovery. Choreographic 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 dance making. The course surveys varied strategies and models for dance 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. Open to all students, though priority is given to contemporary dance majors and minors due to limited space.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Siteline (SL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

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

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: 11:50pm 7/11/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 001

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/6/2021

Days: Friday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021