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CMS 497 A: Special Topics In Cinema And Media Studies

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Meeting Time: 
MWF 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
SAV 164
SLN: 
21519
Joint Sections: 
DANCE 490 A
Instructor: 
Alethea Sadie Alexander

Syllabus Description:

CMS 497A (sln: 21519)

Spring Quarter 2018

Course Description: 

What are the choreographic tools available to a dance maker? What are the "choreographic" tools available to a filmmaker? In this class we will look at the ways that creators in these two mediums explore and express artistic ideas in similar ways. Dance and film have long been catalysts for and a response to changes in popular, political and sociocultural movements. This dance history course will situate eight choreographers (American and European) in their historical cultural context, pairing the thrust of their body of work with a popular culture film that explores similar structures and values. In a seminar-style learning experience, we will look at changes and trends in  twentieth and twenty-first century (dance) history by examining specific choreographers' bodies of work, using popular film to magnify or elucidate the specific contributions of each. The course will not highlight dance on film or filmed musicals, but instead will examine non-dance specific film genres and techniques and compare them to choreographic practices. 

Catalog Description: 
Varying topics in cinema studies. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.
Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 30, 2018 - 10:30pm
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