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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Fall 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2106 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick, Michelle MW: 10:00AM-12:00PM 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.
2504 THDN-103-02 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick, Michelle TR: 10:00AM-12:00PM 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.
2043 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.
2044 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.
3793 THDN-120-01 Why We Dance: Dance in Ritual 1.00 SEM Farlow, Lesley MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 16
  NOTE: 8 seats reserved for first year students
  Why do we dance? What is the function of dance for individuals and for groups? Do people in all cultures dance for the same reasons? Beginning with the earliest known forms of dance, we will investigate these questions by examining ritual, sacred, and social forms of dance in a variety of cultures. Our research will include watching dance, looking at visual art, reading critical and historical texts, and occasionally trying out a few movement ideas in the studio. Open to first-year students.
2575 THDN-121-01 Intro to Media Studies 1.00 LEC Polin, Mitchell W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 39
  NOTE: 4 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.
2838 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.
3484 THDN-132-01 Introduction to Modern Dance 1.00 STU Pappas, Rebecca MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Seats reserved as follows: 4 first-year, 4 sophomore, 4 junior and 3 senior
  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.
3749 THDN-140-01 Improvisation as Composition 1.00 STU Kyle Jr., Peter TR: 1:30PM-3:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The focus of this course is to develop the skills to use improvisation as a choreographic tool. Students will learn to create a variety and range of different movement pieces through the exploration of tempo, space and duration. We will focus on experimenting with movement games and compositional structures, learning to articulate the process of creating pieces for performance while deepening our understanding of the history and practices of improvisation as composition. Classes will include a thorough warm up, as well as reading and writing assignments. Students with all levels of experience as movers, athletes and dancers are welcome.
2871 THDN-209-33 Hip Hop 0.50 STU Couloute, Brandon TR: 4:30PM-6:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students, 5 for sophomores, 4 for juniors and 5 for seniors
  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.
3041 THDN-218-01 Principles of Movement 1.00 STU Farlow, Lesley MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students, 4 for sophomores, 4 for juniors, 4 for seniors
  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.
3658 THDN-225-01 Interactive Media 1.00 STU Polin, Mitchell R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  C- or better in Theater and Dance 121 Introduction to Media Studies, or concurrent enrollment in Theater and Dance 121, or Permission of Instructor
  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.
3649 THDN-236-01 ContempDanceHist: Glbl Perspec 1.00 LEC Cancelled 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.
3486 THDN-270-01 Arts in Action: Community 1.00 SEM Pappas, Rebecca 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.
2264 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Polin, Mitchell 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.
2317 THDN-309-02 Stage Production 0.50 STU Kyle Jr., Peter 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.
3776 THDN-345-14 Tanztheater: German Dance 1.00 SEM Cancelled 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.
3044 THDN-393-01 Playwrights Workshop 1.00 SEM Preston, Michael 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.
2145 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.
2146 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.
2381 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.
2910 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.
2101 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.)
2185 TLMM-401-01 Perform Wkshp/La MaMa 2.00 LEC Karger, Barbara
Emerson, Eleanor
TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2926 TLMM-405-01 The Nonprofit Arts Org/La MaMa 1.00 SEM Karger, Barbara
Emerson, Eleanor
TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2184 TLMM-411-01 Performance Analysis/La MaMa 2.00 SEM Karger, Barbara
Emerson, Eleanor
TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.