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MUSA 3280 Modernist Movements (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course explores various meetings of music and dance on the twentieth- and twenty-first-century concert stage. In exploring formal, historical, and critical aspects of these meetings, we will learn how to persuasively describe and discuss choreomusicality, or the interaction between dance and music. We will explore the work of Isadora Duncan, the Ballets Russes, Igor Stravinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky, Bronislava Nijinska, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Aaron Copland, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Alvin Ailey, Judson Dance Theater, William Forsythe, Mark Morris, and others. In addition to assigned reading, weekly written responses, and a final paper, we will view a considerable amount of video, attend a live performance, and possibly dance a bit ourselves.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Daniel M. Callahn

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17