Maricopa Community Colleges  DAN265   19966-19985 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/25/96
DAN265 19966-19985 LEC 2 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Choreography II
Exploration of the craft of choreography at the intermediate level. Experimentation with the various approaches to contemporary choreography as established by 20th century artists. Prerequisites: DAN264.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
DAN265   19966-19985 Choreography II
1. Demonstrate basic choreography skills as learned in Choreography I. (I)
2. Create a dance study based on the elements of chance. (II)
3. Create a dance study based on the use of props as a key element in choreography. (II)
4. Create choreographic studies relating modern art forms to choreographic devices. (III)
5. Research the work of 20th century choreographers. (IV)
6. Apply the principles inspired by research of 20th century choreographers to choreographic study. (IV)
7. Demonstrate choreographic competence in solo, small group, and large group choreographies. (V)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
DAN265   19966-19985 Choreography II
    I. Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses of Choreographic Skills at Start of Term
        A. Understanding the elements ofdance
        B. Building a movement phrase
        C. Composition related to musical forms
        D. Constructing adance
        E. Analyzing the effectiveness of choreography
      II. Exploring Modern Choreographic Devices
          A. Element of chance
          B. Props as an extension of human form
        III. Modern Art Forms Related to Choreographic Structure
            A. Painting
            B. Sculpture
            C. Poetry
            D. Video
          IV. Choreographic Approach of 20th Century Choreographers (Choose 3)
              A. Laban
              B. St. Dennis
              C. Duncan
              D. Wigman
              E. Graham
              F. Holm
              G. Humphrey
              H. Cunningham
              I. Nikolais
              J. Louis
              K. Taylor
              L. Monk
              M. Dean
              N. Tharp
              O. Brown
              P. Pilobolus
              Q. Fagan
              R. Morris
              S. Urban Bush Women
              T. Montaro
              U. DeMille
              V. Tudor
              W. Balanchine
              X. Others
              V. Constructing Dance
              A. Solo
              B. Small group
              C. Large group
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