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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Spring 2017
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
4222 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick,Michelle TR: 8:50AM-10:50AM 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.
4762 THDN-103-02 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.
4172 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.
4173 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.
4916 THDN-123-01 Introduction to Ballet 1.00 STU Power,Katharine G. TBA TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Designed for the beginning-level dancer. This course combines an introduction to the fundamentals of ballet dance technique with an integrating seminar on the history and aesthetics of classical and contemporary ballet.
4766 THDN-205-01 Intermediate Acting 1.00 STU Staff,Trinity TBA TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Theater and Dance 103 or permission of instructor.
  Students will continue to refine their ability to portray character through movement and gesture, incorporating both classical and contemporary methods of performance training.
5073 THDN-209-04 African Dance 0.50 STU Staff,Trinity MW: 3:30PM-4:45PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Energetic and vibrant, African dance embodies joyful expression of the spirit through the physical body. This class provides an introduction to West African dance and culture. Students will learn steps from traditional dances from Guinea, West Africa; the role dance plays in Guinean culture; and develop an understanding of the communication between the drum and the dancer. The class includes a performance requirement, but no previous dance experience is necessary. Also listed under international studies/African studies.
4399 THDN-213-01 Theatrical Lighting Design 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity TBA 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.
4918 THDN-218-01 Principles of Movement 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TBA TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An introduction to body alignment, flexibility, and the basic principles of movement. The course will introduce students to the study of the musculoskeletal structure and basic kinesiology. It will include a physical practice based on yoga, Pilates, and stretching, along with some basic choreographic structures. For dancers, actors, athletes and all those interested in understanding and experiencing how and why the body moves.
4904 THDN-220-01 Kathak: Philosophy & Practice 1.00 STU Agrawal,Rachna R. MW: 4:00PM-5:30PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  This course emphasizes the practice, theory, and philosophy of Kathak, a classical dance of India, which originated over 2,000 years ago. Evolving from a blend of Middle Eastern dance styles and ancient Indian storytelling art form, Kathak combines dance, drama, and music to convey ideas and emotions. Modern Kathak emphasizes geometric patterns and design with special emphasis on footwork, pirouettes and intricate rhythms. The course covers specific techniques as well as the cultural context from which they evolved. The course also includes analyses of philosophical, economic, political, and gender issues that facilitated the development of Kathak. Also listed under international studies/Asian studies.
4764 THDN-225-01 Intro to Interactive Media 1.00 STU Staff,Trinity W: 1:00PM-4:00PM 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.
4441 THDN-229-01 Jazz Dance Technique II 0.50 STU Matias,Lisa TR: 1:15PM-2:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Designed for intermediate 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.
4919 THDN-231-01 Modern Dance Technique II 0.50 STU Newell CMA,Pamela S. MW: 10:00AM-11:30AM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  For the dancer with some experience; a continued exploration and deepening of the dancer’s understanding of the principles of modern dance movement and a strengthening of technical skills.
4765 THDN-233-01 Critical Views/Critical Values 1.00 LEC Power,Katharine G. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Why are we profoundly moved by a particular performance we see? Why are we perplexed? Or disturbed? What is going on in a performance that we should understand in order to come to terms with our own values about art and life? And how have others come to such terms? These are the questions that students will consider as they examine a broad array of critical perspectives on performances both present and past as a means to developing their own criteria for critical elevation.
4543 THDN-235-01 Voice 1.00 STU Staff,Trinity MW: 11:00AM-1:00PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course examines vocal production for performance and public speaking. Students explore the connection between body, breath, voice, imagination, language, and presence. The class is based in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, an approach which encourages vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort.
4618 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.
4667 THDN-270-01 Arts in Action: Community 1.00 SEM Roberts,Jennifer L. TR: 4:30PM-5:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  In this course we will examine the way the arts in general and movement in particular both engage a community and are engaged in the community. Using Hartford and the region as a field for our inquiry, we will look at the role the arts play in contributing to the overall health of a community with a particular focus on schools for at-risk youth, correctional institutions, homes for the elderly, specialized magnet schools, after-school programming and performance that utilizes the community as a generative resource. In addition to readings, films, guest speakers and discussions, there will be applied observation and study in the city of Hartford and beyond.
4442 THDN-304-01 Directing 1.50 STU Polin,Mitchell A.
Staff,Trinity
TR: 1:30PM-4:30PM
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.
4920 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Polin,Mitchell A. 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.
4400 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.
4334 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.
4335 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.
4336 THDN-497-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 1.00 IND TBA 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.
4333 THDN-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.)
4903 CLCV-244-01 Ancient Roman Comedy 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Comedies by the playwrights Plautus and Terence not only represent the literature of the Middle Republican period of Rome (264-133 BCE); these slapstick depictions of family life also communicate the concerns of ordinary people during Rome's imperial expansion following the Second Punic War, filtered through a genre of popular entertainment staged at public festivals. In addition to studying these plays as literature and as sources for social history, we will treat these texts as scripts meant to be performed, using performance as a technique for exploring what Romans thought was funny-and whether we ourselves can still laugh at plays written over 2000 years ago, for an audience far different from us.
4609 HISP-342-01 Migratn/Exile Lat Amer Theatre 1.00 SEM Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 and one of the following: Hispanic Studies 261, 262, 263, or 264, or permission of instructor.
  This course explores the development of twentieth and twenty first-century Latin American theater as it becomes more experimental, independent, and self-reflexive in dialogue with social, political, performative, and aesthetic issues. This frequently transgressive conversation deals with non-Aristotelian theatrical forms in both Europe and Latin America, such as Brechtian Theater, the theater of cruelty, "teatro campesino," "teatro colectivo," and Theater of the Oppressed. Latin American theater often features issues of class, race, exile, repression and oppression, violence, marginality, and also ironic and devastating humor as it searches not necessarily for solutions but for the unmasking of multiple and contradictory realities. Discussion topics can include: Politics, Violence, and Memory; Theater of Exile; Historical Theater; Sex and Politics; Torture and Performance; Humor and Politics.