DAN 4935-01 Special Topics: Studio and Related Studies (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to provide technique classes in classical ballet and contemporary dance at various conservatoires and académies in Paris as the course progresses. There may be opportunities to explore other dance genres throughout the course as well. Additionally, there will be two master classes (2 hours each) that will also complement the DAN 4935-02 Dance History course.
Students will take 1-2 classes per day for four days each week at the Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, Studio Harmonic, Peter Goss and/or Ménagerie de Verre. Classes typically last 1½ to 2 hours. Students will be asked to keep a journal of their experiences in classes including reflections about French teaching styles, taking classes with French students, and a daily log of their experiences and progression. Students will have additional writing assignments including critical responses of performances and informal showings viewed during the four week summer session.
Note: This course will also be offered at the graduate level: DAN 5930-01 (3 credit hours)
COURSE DAN 4935-02 Special Topics: Dance History in Paris (3 credit hours)
This course will focus on four different areas in dance history: 1) development of 17thCentury classical ballet in France/Paris Opera Ballet, 2) the Impressionists period with emphasis on Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec, 3) Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes (1909 -1929) and his collaborators, and 4) the study of American dancers in Paris, namely, Josephine Baker and Isadora Duncan, as well as 20thcentury American writers. This course will also incorporate site visits, guided and self-guided walking tours, student designed walking tours, and guest lecturers.
Note: This course complements dance history course DAN 3145.
With the exception of the master classes, class meetings will take place at the FIAP Jean Monnet or Accent in the Bastille area as well as non-traditional places such as parks, cafes, and museums.
This course will be offered at the graduate level: DAN 5930-02 (3 credit hours). This course complements dance history course DAN 5191.
FSU School of Dance undergraduate and graduate dance majors – This program is currently open to all undergraduate and graduate dance majors approved by the FSU School of Dance Assessment Committee. FSU dance majors receive priority acceptance. Non-dance majors and majors from other universities may also apply.
Non-dance majors and majors from other universities may also apply. Please contact Joyce Fausone for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850.645-2449.
MAIN TOPIC: 17THCENTURY BALLET AND THE PARIS OPERA BALLET
MAIN TOPIC: THE IMPRESSIONST (Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas & Lautrec)
MAIN TOPIC: DIAGHILEV & BALLET RUSSES
MAIN TOPIC: AMERICANS IN PARIS (Duncan, Baker & American writers)
Académie Américanine de Danse de Paris
Menagerie de Verre
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