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Course Schedule for THEATER AND DANCE - Fall 2017
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2165 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.
2619 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.
2086 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.
2087 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.
2704 THDN-121-01 Intro to Media Studies 1.00 LEC Cadrette,Ryan R. 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.
3448 THDN-123-01 Introduction to Ballet 1.00 STU Power,Katharine G. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA Y 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.
3054 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.
3168 THDN-209-33 Hip Hop 0.50 STU Couloute,Brandon D. TR: 4:30PM-6:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2836 THDN-215-01 Making Dances 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 1:15PM-3:15PM 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.
3449 THDN-218-01 Principles of Movement 1.00 STU Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y 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.
3450 THDN-231-01 Modern Dance Technique II 0.50 STU Farlow,Lesley J. MW: 10:00AM-11:30AM TBA 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.
3451 THDN-235-01 Voice 1.00 STU Karger,Barbara TR: 11:00AM-1:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  This course teaches students how to use the voice in performance by expanding their expressive range through structured exercises that develop resonance and articulation and that free specific tension points. The approach to vocal work developed by Kristin Linklater will be the foundation for this investigation.
2342 THDN-309-01 Stage Production 0.50 STU Pinchin,Katerina E. 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.
2398 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.
3452 THDN-393-01 Playwrights Workshop 1.00 SEM Preston,Michael MW: 3:30PM-4:45PM 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.
2209 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.
2210 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.
2473 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.
3282 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.
2155 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.)
2255 TLMM-401-01 Perform Wkshp/La MaMa 2.00 LEC Burke Jr.,Michael C.
Emerson,Eleanor B.
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.
3302 TLMM-405-01 The Nonprofit Arts Org/La MaMa 1.00 SEM Burke Jr.,Michael C.
Emerson,Eleanor B.
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.
2254 TLMM-411-01 Performance Analysis/La MaMa 2.00 SEM Burke Jr.,Michael C.
Emerson,Eleanor B.
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.