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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Fall 2014
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2187 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.
2918 THDN-103-03 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Preston,Michael 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.
2083 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.
2084 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.
3221 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.
2412 THDN-123-01 Introduction to Ballet 1.00 STU Power,Katharine G. MW: 12:00PM-1:00PM
M: 4:00PM-5:00PM
TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-years, 5 seats reserved for sophomores, 3 seats reserved for juniors, and 2 seats reserved for seniors.
  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.
2579 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.
3306 THDN-209-04 African Dance 0.50 STU Creary,Jolet L. T: 4:20PM-6:20PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2085 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.
3083 THDN-218-01 Principles of Movement 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 1:00PM-2:30PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Five spaces have been reserved for first-year students.
  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.
2439 THDN-223-01 Int/Adv Ballet Technique 0.50 STU Chang,Lorelei L. MW: 1:00PM-2:30PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Designed for intermediate and advanced-level dancers with previous training in ballet. This course enhances the dancer's classical vocabulary, musical sensibility, and performance skill
3354 THDN-226-01 Intermed Acting: Shakespeare 1.00 STU Sage,Mariah MW: 1:15PM-3:15PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Theater and Dance 103 or permission of instructor.
  This course explores the unique demands of playing Shakespeare on the stage. Through work on monologues and scenes, students will learn how to bring Shakespeare’s language to life through research, analysis, and a dynamic use of the voice and body.
3223 THDN-232-01 Int/Adv Modern Dance Technique 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 11:00AM-12:15PM 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.
2440 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Karger,Barbara 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.
2561 THDN-309-02 Stage Production 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. 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.
3224 THDN-315-01 Making Dances 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 1:30PM-3:30PM 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.
3033 THDN-393-01 Playwrights Workshop 1.00 SEM Preston,Michael
Karger,Barbara
MW: 3:30PM-5:30PM 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.
2238 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.
2239 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.
2661 THDN-496-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2176 THDN-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2305 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.
2306 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.
2304 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.