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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Fall 2016
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2179 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick,Michelle TR: 11:00AM-1:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students; 4 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 2 for seniors.
  An introduction to the basic elements of acting. Students will work on releasing tension, developing their powers of concentration, promoting spontaneity through improvisation, and exploring a systematic approach to preparing a role for performance. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level acting courses.
2676 THDN-103-02 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Preston,Michael MW: 1:15PM-3:15PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students; 4 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 2 for seniors.
  An introduction to the basic elements of acting. Students will work on releasing tension, developing their powers of concentration, promoting spontaneity through improvisation, and exploring a systematic approach to preparing a role for performance. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level acting courses.
2096 THDN-109-02 Performance 0.25 STU Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Major performance participation in a faculty-directed dance showcase concert or a non-faculty-directed Theater and Dance Department production. Students participating in the production should see the show's director to arrange for .25 credit. Do not register for this course during regular Trinity College registration.
2097 THDN-109-03 Production 0.25 STU Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Major technical role in a faculty-directed dance showcase concert or a non-faculty-directed Theater and Dance Department production. Students participating in the production should see the show's technical director to arrange for .25 credit. Do not register for this course during regular Trinity College registration.
2774 THDN-121-01 Intro to Media Studies 1.00 LEC Polin,Mitchell A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  NOTE: 5 seats are reserved for seniors, 5 seats for juniors, 15 seats for sophomores and 15 seats for first year students.
  This course is designed to examine the language and iconography of mediated forms of communication through an interdisciplinary historical and theoretical framework. To this end we will define "media" broadly as including practices ranging from print and theatrical, to cinematic and digital forms and practices. Through the readings, lectures, and discussions, as well as their own writing, students will have the opportunity to analyze various media texts and critically explore the role of media in their own lives.
3394 THDN-130-01 Jazz Dance Technique I 0.50 STU Matias,Lisa TR: 1:15PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  For the beginning dancer; a study of the fundamentals of technique and alignment as the basis for an introduction to jazz dance movement vocabulary.
3396 THDN-209-32 Modern Ballet 0.50 STU Madden,Matisse C. MW: 2:00PM-3:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A studio course designed for intermediate-level dancers emphasizing contemporary approaches to ballet technique and vocabulary. Open to students with experience in ballet, modern, jazz, or lyrical.
3537 THDN-209-33 Hip Hop 0.50 STU Couloute,Brandon D. TR: 4:30PM-6:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course in Hip Hop is open to students of all levels. It is designed to develop a knowledge of Hip Hop movement as well as an understanding of the history and the cultural context of the dance. The class will provide an understanding of how the music and dance moves have evolved from their origins up to the present.
3533 THDN-209-40 Mvmnt Fundmntals:ModernDance 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A basic movement course with emphasis on alignment, breath, gesture, and physical presence.
2946 THDN-215-01 Making Dances 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 11:00AM-1:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  An introduction to the principles of choreography using a variety of improvisational and compositional structures. In addition to making their own dances, students will study the working methods and dances of several major contemporary choreographers. Concurrent enrollment in a technique class, either for credit or as an auditor, is recommended.
3397 THDN-303-01 Acting: Physical Theater 1.00 STU Preston,Michael
Karger,Barbara
TR: 1:30PM-3:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Theater and Dance 103 or 207.
  The use of masks goes back to the origins of theater and has been a vital element of advanced actor training. Through practical exercises that are designed to open up the expressiveness of the actor's body we will explore the world of masks and contemporary physical theatre. Readings will focus on the historical aspects of masks and their importance as a means of expression.
3398 THDN-305-04 Writing for Stage and Screen 1.00 SEM Polin,Mitchell A. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  NOTE: This course satisfies the requirement of a 300-level workshop for English Department creative writing concentrators.
  The course covers the essentials of playwriting, and the specific demands of different media for dramatic writing. It is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of developing and writing scripts for film/television, and the live stage. Students will explore examples of both genres of dramatic writing and learn to write effectively in each. NOTE: This course satisfies the requirement of a 300-level workshop for English Department creative writing concentrators.
2366 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Karger,Barbara TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Major performance or design participation in a faculty-directed Theater and Dance Department production. Cast members will enroll at the first rehearsal. Design students will enroll with the technical director. All students participating in the production will receive .5 credit and will be graded. Do not register for this course during regular Trinity College registration.
2432 THDN-309-02 Stage Production 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  Major performance or design participation in a faculty-directed Theater and Dance Department production. Cast members will enroll at the first rehearsal. Design students will enroll with the technical director. All students participating in the production will receive .5 credit and will be graded. Do not register for this course during regular Trinity College registration.
3382 THDN-345-14 Tanztheater: German Dance 1.00 SEM Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course examines the development of a unique form of performance, known as Dance/Theater, or "Tanztheater," which had its genesis in Expressionist Dance in Germany after World War I and that continues worldwide today. We will look at the work of Rudolf Laban, Kurt Jooss, Pina Bausch, Susannah Linke, and Johann Kresnik, among others. In addition, we will experiment with creating some tanztheater work in the studio.
2223 THDN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2224 THDN-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2509 THDN-496-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The first semester of a capstone exercise for all theater and dance majors who do not elect the two-credit thesis option. Students will be required to present an original theatrical piece and to submit an accompanying paper as the culmination of their work in the Theater and Dance Department.
3681 THDN-497-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 1.00 IND Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The second semester of a capstone exercise for all theater and dance majors who do not elect the two-credit thesis option. Students will be required to present an original theatrical piece and to submit an accompanying paper as the culmination of their work in the Theater and Dance Department.
2169 THDN-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Year-long independent study. An option available only to students with strong academic records in the major and proven ability to work independently. Individual topics to be selected by the student and approved by departmental faculty. It is expected that the thesis will consist of a substantial written component with a performance or public presentation which relates in some fundamental way to the written part of the thesis. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for each semester of this year-long thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)