For the first time, Choreography I class (DANC 159) will be taught in the summer Monday-Thursday 10:45-1:00pm.
The class transfers to UC, CSU
Choreography I is an introduction to the art and craft of dance composition. Through lecture and activity, students will learn how to incorporate the elements of dance: body, space, time, and energy, in order to create meaningful dance works. Basic elements of choreography, including form, design, motivation, phrasing, gesture, rhythm, dynamics, musical accompaniment, and production basics, will be explored through improvisational exercises and experimentation. Additionally, students will learn to analyze dance critically.
The summer class will culminate in a community presentation of student choreography.
The Rio Hondo Dance Program is noted for the high quality of its productions and the personal attention given to its dancers. The two annual department concerts showcase faculty, guest artist, and student choreography. Additional performance experiences are available to advanced students, who are selected by audition, to be part of the Rio Hondo Dance Collective. The touring ensemble members’ performance and choreographic opportunities include on campus venues, area dance festivals and community concerts
Dr. Alyson Cartagena – Dance Program Director