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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Spring 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
1208 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick,Michelle MF: 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.
2014 THDN-103-02 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Preston,Michael MW: 1:15PM-3:15PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
1145 THDN-109-02 Performance 0.25 STU Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  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.
1146 THDN-109-03 Production 0.25 STU Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  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.
2016 THDN-132-01 Introduction to Modern Dance 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 10:00AM-10:50AM
M: 4:00PM-5:00PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Designed for the beginning-level dancer. This course combines an introduction to the fundamentals of modern dance technique with an integrating seminar on the history and aesthetics of contemporary dance and choreography.
1148 THDN-209-25 Indian Dance: Kathak Tradition 0.50 STU Agrawal,Rachna R. MW: 4:00PM-5:30PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Expressive, sharp, alluring, and precise, Kathak lives today as an important school of classical dance that originated over 2,000 years ago. Evolving from a blend of Middle Eastern styles and Indian temple dance, Kathak combines dance, drama, and music to tell a story. Modern Kathak emphasizes geometrical patterns and design with special emphasis on footwork and intricate rhythmic patterns. The course covers specific techniques as well as the cultural context from which they evolved. Also listed under international studies/Asian studies.
1775 THDN-209-33 Hip Hop 0.50 STU Creary,Jolet L. T: 4:20PM-6:20PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  NOTE: Seats are reserved as follows: 7 for First-Year students, 7 for Sophomores, 8 for Juniors and 8 for Seniors
  A course in hip hop dance technique open to students of all level of experience. The course will also include discussion of the influence of Africanist traditions on contemporary Black dance and popular culture.
2017 THDN-211-01 Introduction to T’ai Chi 0.50 STU Power,Katharine G. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 3 seats are reserved for seniors, 4 for juniors, 4 for sophomores, and 4 for first year students.
  T’ai chi is a Chinese movement practice that emphasizes a fluid flow of energy based on the dynamic interplay of yin(yielding)-yang(asserting) forces. This studio-based course will introduce students to the basic movement vocabulary of T’ai chi as well as to techniques designed to enhance balance, gestural articulation, postural alignment, centeredness and presence.
1425 THDN-213-01 Theatrical Lighting Design 1.00 LEC Riley,Jesse R: 10:00AM-12:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course will, through careful examination and experimentation with the controllable properties of light, expose the students to the theories, processes, and technologies of designing and working with light.
2210 THDN-218-01 Principles of Movement 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 10:50AM-12:15PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An introduction to body alignment, flexibility, and the basic principles of movement. The course will include an examination of the musculoskeletal structure, basic kinesiology, stretch, placement, yoga, floor barre, and breath work. For dancers, actors, athletes, and those interested in understanding and experiencing the moving body.
2018 THDN-225-01 Intro to Interactive Media 1.00 STU Polin,Mitchell A. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Cyberspace is merging with physical space as new technologies and applications make their way into almost every phase of artistic practice and root themselves in our day-to-day lives. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of new media history as well as hands-on experience using various interactive technologies towards application in live art and performance practice. Areas to be covered include: remix practice, online communities, sound/video art, and interactive audio and video programming. The forms and uses of the new technologies are explored in a studio context of experimentation and discussion. Assignments will take the form of experimental paper writing, assemblages, installations, sound mash-ups, and ‘interactive’ art projects.
1558 THDN-229-01 Int/Adv Jazz Dance Technique 0.50 STU Matias,Lisa TR: 1:15PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Designed for intermediate and advanced-level dancers with previous training in modern, jazz, lyrical, or ballet. This course deepens the dancer's understanding of the principles of jazz dance, with an emphasis on rhythmic complexity and performative style.
2019 THDN-232-01 Int/Adv Modern Dance Technique 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 11:00AM-12:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Designed for intermediate and advanced-level dancers with previous training in modern, jazz, lyrical, or ballet. This course deepens the dancer's understanding of the principles of modern dance, with an emphasis on alignment, breath, and dynamic range.
1773 THDN-235-01 Voice 1.00 STU Karger,Barbara MW: 11:00AM-1:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course teaches students how to use the voice in performance by expanding their expressive range through structured exercises that develop resonance and articulation and that free specific tension points. The approach to vocal work developed by Kristin Linklater will be the foundation for this investigation.
2100 THDN-247-01 Post War American Theater 1.00 SEM Power,Katharine G. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course offers a survey of prominent plays and choreographies authored by American theater artists during the post-war period (1945-1965). Playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Lorraine Hansberry, and Tennessee Williams, along with selected choreographers, including Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey will be discussed with reference to the House Committee on Unamerican Activities; the popularity of Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis; the emergence of a civil rights movement; and the social and political forces of "containment" that defined the early years of the Cold War era.
1559 THDN-304-01 Directing 1.00 STU Polin,Mitchell A. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM
F: 12:00PM-12:50PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in THDN 103 or 107, or Permission of the Instructor
  This course explores the fundamentals of stage directing. Students will read texts by and about major 20th-century directors. In addition, students will direct a scene for each class, focusing on and combining different directing skills, including the understanding of stage space, movement, and text. The class will culminate in a presentation of one-act plays directed by the students.
1424 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Bratt,Alexander L. TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  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.
1426 THDN-309-02 Stage Production 0.50 STU Power,Katharine G. TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  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.
2211 THDN-315-01 Making Dances 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 8:50AM-10:40AM 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.
1137 THDN-332-01 Education Through Movement 1.00 LEC Gersten,Kathy B. W: 1:00PM-3:40PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Priority will be given to the Theater and Dance and Educational Studies majors.
  NOTE: This course will have a weekly Community Learning Component.
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2224 THDN-332-20 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. M: 9:00AM-10:00AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2232 THDN-332-21 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. M: 10:00AM-11:00AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2233 THDN-332-22 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. M: 1:20PM-2:20PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2234 THDN-332-23 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. T: 10:30AM-11:30AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2235 THDN-332-24 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. T: 1:30PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2236 THDN-332-25 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. W: 9:00AM-9:55AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2237 THDN-332-26 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. W: 10:00AM-10:55AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2238 THDN-332-27 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. R: 10:00AM-10:55AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2239 THDN-332-28 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. F: 1:30PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2252 THDN-332-29 Education Through Movement 1.00 LAB Gersten,Kathy B. R: 1:40PM-2:40PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 2
  In this course, students will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of arts education in general and movement education in particular. Students will participate in a semester-long movement/arts residency program in a Hartford elementary school with professional artists from the community. This project, which culminates in a large-scale performance piece with the children, gives students an on-site experience of how movement is integrated into an existing public school curriculum. Also listed under educational studies.
2101 THDN-364-01 Acting for Stage and Screen 1.00 SEM Preston,Michael
Karger,Barbara
TR: 1:30PM-3:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Theater and Dance 103 or permission of instructor.
  This intermediate-level acting class explores the parallels and differences between acting in the theater and on film. Through scene work we will examine which particular skills are necessary for either one and the techniques that an actor can apply to create engaging performances.
1333 THDN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1334 THDN-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1335 THDN-497-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1332 THDN-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  An option available only to student 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. (2 course credits are considered pending for Part 1 in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion of Part 2 in the second semester.)