SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 10:27:36 PMTHAR 42 Course Outline as of Spring 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 42Title:  DANCE-THEATRE WORKSHOP  
Full Title:  Dance-Theatre Workshop
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR3.00 Contact DHR52.50
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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In this course the instructor will set one or more dance-theatre pieces on the class to be performed in either a showcase performance or the annual dance concert. The work will emphasize the blending of dance movement with theatrical elements such as spoken text, props, sets and costumes. This course is intended for skilled performers in dance and/or theatre genres. May include collaborative or multi-media work.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition during the first week of class.

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive study of individual and group movement skills through the development of a dance-theatre work for performance.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:By audition during the first week of class.
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
1.  Effectively rehearse and perform a piece that blends elements of dance
   and theatre.
2.  Apply knowledge of dance as a theatre art to experiences in both dance
   and theatrical performance settings.
3.  Demonstrate dance and/or acting techniques acquired through rehearsal
   and performance of a dance-theatre piece.
4.  Demonstrate expressive capacities relevant to the performance of a
   dance-theatre piece such as characterization and conveyance of
5.  Apply dance and theatre rehearsal techniques to works in both art
6.  Apply individual or collaborative processes to the creation of an
   original dance-theatre work.
7.  Explain and exhibit professionalism in rehearsals.
8.  Compare and contrast dance and theatre as performance art forms.
9.  Assess the aesthetic merit of a dance-theatre work.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Audition skills
II.  Creative Process.  Depending on the nature of the work may include:
    A.  Exploration of sources of inspiration
    B.  Development of concept and theme
    C.  Establishing content as a collaborative process
    D.  Improvisation as a precursor to choreography
    E.  Selection and editing of movement material
    F.  Incorporation of:
        1. Spoken text or singing
        2. Props
        3. Costumes as a choreographic element
        4. Sets
        5. Masks
    G.  Incorporation of multi-media components such as live-feed,
        slides, video
    H.  Experimental work
        1.  Site specific choreography
        2.  Audience/performer interaction
        3.  Exploration of avant-garde dance models such as "Anti-
            dance"(ordinary movement), Butoh, happenings, and
        4.  Performance art
III. Dance and/or acting techniques pertinent to the work may include:
    A.  Vocal skills needed for simultaneously dancing and speaking
        and/or singing
    B.  Manipulation of given props
    C.  Characterization
    D.  Using costuming with dance movement(e.g. scarves, skirts, hats)
    E.  Partnering
    F.  Working with a set
IV.  Skills involved in learning choreography
    A.  "Dancer's counts"
    B.  Sight-reading movement
    C.  Kinesthetic memory
    D.  Professionalism in rehearsals
V.   Staging
    A.  Spacing (spatial relationships to other dancers/performers)
    B.  Formations
    C.  Entrances and exits
VI.  Performance skills
    A.  Dynamics
    B.  Projection
    C.  Facial expression
    D.  Movement style
    E.  Ensemble vs. solo performance
VII. Theory
    A.  Comparison of dance and theatre as performing arts
    B.  Aesthetics of dance-theatre works

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Assignments may include any or all of the following:
1.  Participation in the creative process which may include improvisation
2.  Learning, practicing, and perfecting choreography
3.  Application of professional work ethic to the rehearsal and/or
   performance processes
4.  Viewing of examples of dance-theatre works on video
5.  Class discussions on aesthetic criteria for dance-theatre works
6.  Two to four page written critique, which may include the following:
   a. The aesthetic success of the piece or pieces learned in class,
      applying criteria discussed in class
   b. Assessment of the aesthetic success of the performance as a whole
   c. Self-critique of individual performance
   d. Critique of an off-campus dance performance that features dance-
      theatre works
7.  Essay:  "What is art?" or "What comprises 'good' and 'bad' art?" in
   relation to dance-theatre works of art
8.  Studio showcase performance of dance-theatre works

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Critique and/or essay
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:

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