Dance and Music in Collaboration

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dance and Music in Collaboration

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Dance, Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

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

    DESCRIPTION:
    Practical and theoretical course exploring the collaborative dialogues between dance and music. Examples of dance/music/collaborations including the socio-cultural context in which they emerged will be discussed as case studies to support studio investigations.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course builds from the premise that the dialogue between dance and music is essentially a dialogue between sound and bodies. Attention is given to their shared as well as distinct components and how these can be seen at work in performance practice. The course offers the student the opportunity to familiarise themselves with current trends and concepts with a view to extend the range and scope of their practice in preparation for entering into the profession.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of embodied nature of music and sound structures and their relationship to dance and movement factors.
    2. Understand the relationship between aural, visual and kinetic dynamics and their application to performance.
    3. Relate their practice to current interdisciplinary approaches to choreography and music composition.
    4. Apply the knowledge gained to choreograph/compose effective performance.

    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.