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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Fall 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2157 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.
2740 THDN-103-02 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Karger,Barbara TR: 1:30PM-3:30PM 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.
2063 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.
2064 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.
2913 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.
3416 THDN-209-04 African Dance 0.50 STU Creary,Jolet L. T: 4:20PM-6:20PM 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.
2065 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.
3417 THDN-209-41 Mmt Fundamentals: Ballet 0.50 STU Power,Katharine G. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 4 seats are reserved for first-year students.
  An introduction to ballet movement vocabulary with emphasis on alignment, balance, extension, and physical presence.
3275 THDN-215-01 Making Dances 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 11:00AM-12:30PM 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.
3412 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.
2914 THDN-232-01 Int/Adv Modern Dance Technique 0.50 STU Bernsen,Rachel S. MW: 1:00PM-2:30PM 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.
3274 THDN-236-01 ContempDanceHist: Glbl Perspec 1.00 LEC Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  A study of the origins and development of dance in various world cultures. Students will explore how the Western modern dance aesthetic has evolved concurrently with the development of non-Western dance forms and will address questions of crossover of form and content, the transmission of cultural values, and the implications for contemporary choreography. Also listed under international studies-global studies.
3431 THDN-308-01 Virtual Communities: Play/Perf 1.00 SEM Polin,Mitchell A. R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  NOTE: 7 spaces reserved for sophomores, 7 for juniors, and 4 for seniors.
  This course will investigate the virtual (and real world) communities which are both articulated in and generated by video games and their players. Additionally this course will act as an introduction to the academic study of video games, both online and console based, examining their cultural, performative, and social functions. Students will analyze games as interactive media, theatrical spaces, and as cultural texts. Particular attention will be paid to concepts such as liveness, interactivity, small world theory, spectacle, and authenticity.
2362 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Preston,Michael 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.
2460 THDN-309-02 Stage Production 0.50 STU Staff,Trinity 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.
3108 THDN-309-03 Stage Production 0.50 STU Cancelled 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.
3415 THDN-393-01 Playwrights Workshop 1.00 SEM Preston,Michael
Karger,Barbara
MW: 1:15PM-3:15PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: At least one theater and dance course or permission of instructor.
  An introduction to different styles and techniques of playwrighting through the study of selected plays from various world theater traditions. Assignments and exercises will lead to the development of short plays scripted by students.
2203 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.
2204 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.
2546 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.
2146 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.)
2259 TLMM-401-01 Perform Wkshp/La MaMa 2.00 LEC Burke Jr.,Michael C. TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Only students accepted in the Trinity/La MaMa program can enroll in this course.
  A participatory workshop in which students interested in performance can work on expanding their expressive vocabulary and develop physical, vocal, psycho-physical skills. Classes include sessions in movement, improvisation, acting, image work, text, scene and ensemble work and field study in the city of New York. This course culminates in a presentation of final performance projects at Trinity and La MaMa ETC. Only students accepted in the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester can enroll in this course.
2260 TLMM-405-01 The Nonprofit Arts Org/La MaMa 1.00 IND Burke Jr.,Michael C. TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Only students accepted in the Trinity/La MaMa program can enroll in this course.
  Students will work at field study placements selected by the students and the director for a minimum of 20 hours each week. In addition, they will have weekly discussions with the director of the program about their on-site work, as well as hear lectures, do readings, and discuss how non-profit arts organizations are structured and function. Only students accepted in the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester can enroll in this course.
2258 TLMM-411-01 Performance Analysis/La MaMa 2.00 SEM Burke Jr.,Michael C. TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Only students accepted in the Trinity/La MaMa Urban Arts semester can enroll in this course.
  In this course, students will investigate ways to evaluate and discuss performance. Each week, they will attend three performances and a two-hour seminar. The seminar will focus on exploring ways to articulate and write about the performances they see. In addition, students will do readings, view videotapes, read reviews, and discuss together with guest artists the historical and cultural context of the performance works they attend. Only students accepted in the Trinity/La MaMa New York City Performing Arts Program can enroll in this course.