Contemporary Dance II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Dance II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Dance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    DA 2050 Contemporary Dance I or by permission of instructor.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Emphasis on principles of dance technique at intermediate level, application of dynamic alignment, suppleness and flexibility, dynamics and flow of energy as well as endurance and balance. Longer movement studies are learned as ‘variations’ in class.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course develops students’ technical proficiency by providing experience in more complex aspects of dance technique. The class approaches the performance of movement as an integrated livedexperience, not as the execution of a formal set of vocabularies. Students are expected to perform combinations with increased control in changes of level and use of gravity, weight, transfer, changes of speed and tempo as well as changing planes. Students are encouraged to take risks with the elements of gravity (balance and lability, fall and recovery).

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Apply a wider range of movement qualities and structures.
    2. Demonstrate competency and fluency in the performance of contemporary dance to intermediate level.
    3. Demonstrate ability to perform the material with clarity of intention and execution.
    4. Extend their performance range by performing longer and more complex combinations.
    5. Demonstrate awareness of their growing ability to infuse the performance of the combinations with a sense personal interpretation that takes into considerations the requirements and demands of the task.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: 
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Workshops
    - Lectures, class discussions, video presentations
    - Office hours where students can discuss with instructor their concerns over ongoing projects.
    - Use of a Blackboard site where lecture notes, assignment instructions, announcements, and other materials related to the module are posted.