SRJC Course Outlines

8/10/2022 12:15:23 AMTHAR 42 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled3.006 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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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The development of one or more dance-theatre pieces blending dance movement with overt theatrical elements such as spoken text, props, sets and theatrical costumes.The creative process will combine faculty choreography with collaborative work, resulting in a public performance (either a showcase or the annual dance concert).  This course is intended for skilled performers in dance and/or theatre genres. May be performed in a non-traditional venue and/or include site-specific or multi-media work.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

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

Schedule of Classes Information
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The development of one or more dance-theatre pieces blending dance movement with overt theatrical elements such as spoken text, props, sets and theatrical costumes.The creative process will combine faculty choreography with collaborative work, resulting in a public performance (either a showcase or the annual dance concert).  This course is intended for skilled performers in dance and/or theatre genres. May be performed in a non-traditional venue and/or include site-specific or multi-media work.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:By audition during the first week of class.
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Upon completion of the course the student will be able to effectively perform a faculty directed dance-theatre work in either a traditional or a non-traditional performance venue, that features overt theatrical elements such as spoken text, props, sets and/or theatrical costumes.
 

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In order to complete these learning objectives, during the course the student will:
1. Co-create one or more dance-theatre works with a choreographer/director.
2. Apply appropriate dance and acting techniques, as well as other applicable skills to the
    creative, rehearsal, and performance processes of a dance theatre piece.
3. Integrate movement skills with performance proficiencies during both rehearsals and
    performances.
4. Demonstrate expressive capacities relevant to the rehearsal and performance of a
    dance-theatre piece such as characterization and conveyance of emotion.
5. Develop skill in working with props and/or sets, theatrical costuming, masks, etc. as
    dictated by the demands of dance/theatre work(s).

Topics and Scope
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I.  Defining Dance Theatre
    A. Comparison of dance and theatre as performing arts
    B. Aesthetics of dance-theatre works
II.  Audition Skills (part of the audition process for the class)
III. Creative and Rehearsal Processes of a Dance Theatre Work  
     [Content varies depending on the nature of the dance theatre work]
    A. Development of content through processes including but not limited to:
         1. Instructor choreography
          2. Movement explorations with and without addition of other theatrical
              elements (such as props, spoken word, singing, sets)
         3. Application of choreographic devices to movement motifs
         4. Observations and research pertaining to thematic content of a piece
         5. Partnering techniques such as contact improvisation
         6. Gestural movement related to meaning
    B. Collaborations across disciplines (e.g. music, visual art)
    C. Development of multi-media elements such as live-feed, projections, video, and other
         digital media.
    D. Delving into experimental dance theatre models
         1. Site specific choreography
         2. Avant-garde dance theatre models such as "Anti-dance"
              (ordinary movement), happenings, and environments
         3. Performance art
         4. "Devised" dance
IV. Dance and/or Acting Techniques Pertinent to the Work which may include:
    A. Vocal skills (speaking and/or singing)
    B. Manipulation of props and or sets, costumes (such as scarves, skirts, hats)
    C. Characterization
    D. Partnering techniques
    E. Specialized movement vocabulary such as stage combat techniques or
         gymnastics techniques
V. Learning Choreography
    A. Adapting to a choreographer's teaching style (counts, sounds, lyrics)
    B. Sight-reading movement
    C. Developing kinesthetic awareness
VI.  Professionalism in a Dance Theatre Rehearsal Setting
VII. Staging
    A. Spacing (spatial relationships to other dancers/performers)
    B. Formations
    C. Entrances and exits
VIII. Performance Skills
    A. Dynamics
    B. Projection
    C. Facial expression
    D. Movement style
    E. Ensemble vs. solo performance
    F. Adjusting to a non-traditional performance setting (if applicable)

Assignments:
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In-class assignments:
1. Participation in the creative processes of making a dance.
2. Learning, practicing, and perfecting choreography.
3. Application of professional work ethic to the rehearsal and/or performance process.
4. Participation in class discussions.
5. Final:  The course culminates in performance(s) of one or more dance works either
     in a traditional theatrical setting or in a non-traditional venue as in site specific works.  
 
Homework includes:
1. Reading of any hand-outs provided.
2. Observations and other research to discover movement source material.  
3. Written essay (2-4 pgs.) on a dance theatre related topic, such as:
     a. An aesthetic analysis of the piece or pieces learned in class applying criteria
         discussed in class or provided in hand-outs.
    b. Reflective essay on the creative processes and learning experiences involved in
         the making a dance theatre piece.
    c. Critique of an off-campus dance performance that features dance/theatre work(s).
    d. Discussion of the genre of dance theatre.
 
Professionalism:  Adhere to the following standards of performance professionalism
    throughout the course
1. Consistent attendance.
2. Arrive promptly and prepared for all class meetings, rehearsals, special calls,
    and performances.
3. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting with other
    members of the performance ensemble.
4. Participate actively in class discussions and exercises.
5. Work collaboratively with other cast members and choreographer
    on dance/movement material.
6. Perform each role in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
7. Respectfully follow the instructions of the choreographer, assistant
    choreographer (if applicable), and/or dance captain (if applicable)
    with respect to preparation of dance/movement material;  maintain that
    choreography/direction in a performance.
8. Strive to maintain good health and safety practices.
9. Follow the terms of the course syllabus.

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 - 15%
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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
55 - 65%
Performance of choreography both in rehearsal and performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation; professionalism


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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