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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Spring 2016
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
4188 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick,Michelle MF: 11:00AM-1:00PM TC - 156 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.
5050 THDN-103-02 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Seymour,Mariah S. TR: 10:05AM-12:05PM TC - 156 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.
5468 THDN-109-01 Production 0.25 STU Newell CMA,Pamela S. 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.
4130 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.
4131 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.
5222 THDN-130-01 Jazz Dance Technique I 0.50 STU Matias,Lisa TR: 1:15PM-2:45PM TC - 155 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.
5054 THDN-205-01 Intermediate Acting 1.00 STU Preston,Michael MW: 1:15PM-3:15PM TC - 152 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.
4133 THDN-209-25 Indian Dance: Kathak Tradition 0.50 STU Agrawal,Rachna R. MW: 4:00PM-5:30PM TC - 155 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.
5055 THDN-209-40 Mvmnt Fundmntals:ModernDance 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TC - 155 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A basic movement course with emphasis on alignment, breath, gesture, and physical presence.
4745 THDN-211-01 Introduction to T’ai Chi 0.50 STU Power,Katharine G. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TC - 164 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Seats are reserved as follows: 6 seniors, 4 juniors, 3, sophomores, and 2 first-years.
  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.
4379 THDN-213-01 Theatrical Lighting Design 1.00 LEC Riley,Jesse F: 1:15PM-3:15PM
F: 1:15PM-3:15PM
TC - 152 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.
5212 THDN-218-01 Principles of Movement 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TC - 152 Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  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.
5052 THDN-225-01 Intro to Interactive Media 1.00 STU Polin,Mitchell A. W: 1:00PM-4:00PM
W: 1:00PM-4:00PM
TC - 156 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.
4747 THDN-232-01 Int/Adv Modern Dance Technique 0.50 STU Newell CMA,Pamela S. MW: 11:00AM-12:30PM TC - 155 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.
5053 THDN-233-01 Critical Views/Critical Values 1.00 LEC Power,Katharine G. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM AAC - 231 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.
4601 THDN-235-01 Voice 1.00 STU Davis,Robert H. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TC - 155 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Seats are reserved as follows: 4 first-year, 3 sophomore, 3 junior, and 2 senior.
  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.
5219 THDN-239-01 Contemporary American Theater 1.00 LEC Polin,Mitchell A. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM AAC - 231 ART  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course will provide a detailed study of the plays, performances, and techniques of major figures in American theater from the early 20th century to the present day. Artists examined include: Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, The Group Theater, Edward Albee, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, and the Wooster Group, among others. Also listed under American studies and English.
4944 THDN-270-01 Arts in Action: Community 1.00 SEM Roberts,Jennifer L. M: 4:00PM-6:30PM TC - 152 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.
4473 THDN-304-01 Directing 1.50 STU Karger,Barbara TR: 1:30PM-4:30PM TC - 152 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.
4378 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Winters,Gerald B. 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.
4380 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.
5220 THDN-309-03 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.
4305 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.
4306 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.
4307 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.
4304 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.)
4771 HISP-342-01 Migratn/Exile Lat Amer Theatre 1.00 SEM Melendez,Priscilla MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM SH - T308 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.