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Department of Dance

Choreography

Students study, in theory and practice, the art and craft of choreography.

Through various processes, techniques, sources, styles, and points of view, students gain experience in composing dances in both solo and group forms. In addition, they acquire an understanding of production value and technical support and how these impact the conception, development, and execution of an artistic idea and the realization of a complete theatrical experience.

Honing their craft in a diverse array of rehearsal environments, participating either as performer or choreographer, students completing the work in this concentration will be prepared to mold and pursue their own individual aesthetic interests and objectives.

Choreography concentrations as well as all dancers pursuing a dance major also have the opportunity to create a piece to showcase in our Dancer’s at Work Performance each semester. Students are able to begin this process after they completed Composition 1 and submit a Dancer’s at Work submission. Choreography concentrations are required to choreograph at least one semester in order to complete this concentration. For more information requiring our Dancer’s at Work Performance please see the link below. 

 

Performance Opportunities 

Photo by Danielle Rutherford '13Photo by Danielle Rutherford '13

 


View the curriculum requirements for the Choreography Concentration here.