2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FPA 245 - Introduction to Choreography

This course introduces students to the investigation, study and practice of dance composition. Focus is placed on basic choreographic principles such as shape, space, time and structure. Emphasis on the development of individual movement vocabulary through improvisation as expressed in the performance of solo phrases, duets and group work. Further consideration is given to the ideas and choreography of influential choreographers. Student work, as well as that of noted choreographers, is critiqued in classroom discussion and written work. Classroom warm-up with an emphasis on fundamental principles of movement is given during each class. Required attendance at three NY City dance concerts and one on-campus. Final open studio showing of student dances is presented to an invited audience.
Credits: 3