Course Schedule/Assignments

Spring 2014

ASSIGNMENTS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE DAY LISTED
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL LINKS FOR ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

PRINT OUT ALL STEP UNITS AND BRING TO CLASS:
Basic Step Units (pdf)

PRINT OUT AND BRING TO CLASS ANY CHOREOGRAPHY THAT APPEARS IN ASSIGNMENTS

Tuesday Jan. 14
(Handouts)


Thursday, Jan. 16 – Introduction
Assignments:
Notation basics
Feuillet Notation Basics – Tomlinson (pdf)

Steps:
Pas de bourée (pdf)
Pas coupé soutenue
Pas Grave (Tems de Courante)

Reading:
Hilton, Wendy. Dance of the Court and Theater: The French Noble Style 1690-1725. Princeton: Princeton Book Co., 1981.
Chapter 1 – Hilton Chapter 1 (pdf)
Chapter 6 – Hilton, Chapter 6 Notation (pdf)
Jennifer Homans, Apollo’s Angels – Kings of Dance (pdf)

 


Tuesday, Jan. 21BOURÉE
Assignments:

Steps:
Contretems de Gavotte
Pas Sissonne

Choreography:
Bourée d’Achille (pp. 1-3) (pdf)

Reading:
Bourrée – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)

Listening:
Bourée examples

Print Out and bring to class (for a complete pdf set of step units, see link at top of page):
John Weaver Orchesography, pp. 1-19 (pdf)
Pas de bourée
Pas coupé soutenue
Pas Grave (Tems de Courante)
Contretems de Gavotte
Pas Sissonne
La Bourée d’Achille pp. 1-3 (pdf)


Thursday, Jan. 23BOURÉE
Assignments:

Steps:
Pas Assemblé

Reading:
Hilton, Dance of the Court and Theater
Chapter 3 – Hilton, Chapter 3 (pdf)
Chapter 4 – Hilton, Chapter 4 (pdf)

Listening:


Tuesday, Jan. 28GAVOTTE, RIGAUDON

Assignments:

Steps:
Pirouette
Pas de Rigaudon

Choreography:
Gavotte du Roy
Rigaudon de la Paix (pdf)

Reading:
Gavotte – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)
Rigaudon – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)

Listening:
Rigaudon examples
Gavotte examples

Video:


Thursday, Jan. 30MENUET

Assignments:

Steps:
Pas de Menuet (2 movements forward) French
Pas de Menuet (2 movements forward) English

Choreography:
La Bourée d’Achille pp. 4-8 (pdf)

Reading:
John Weaver Orchesography – Weaver, Orchesography pp. 1-19 (pdf)
Menuet – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)

Listening:
Menuet examples

Video:


Tuesday, Feb. 4MENUET

Assignments:
Journal Entry 1: Bourée, Gavotte

Steps:
Pas de Menuet (3 movements forward)
Pas de Menuet (3 movements to the left)
Contretems de Menuet

Choreography:
Menuet a quatre Pécour 1712 (pdf)


Thursday, Feb. 6MENUET, PASSEPIED
Assignments:

Choreography:

Reading:
Passepied – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)

Listening:
Passepied examples


Tuesday, Feb. 11PASSEPIED


Thursday, Feb. 13 – **QUIZ #1**
Quiz #1 Study Guide Spring 2014 (pdf)


Tuesday, Feb. 18 – MENUET PROJECTS – CONSTRUCT


Thursday, Feb. 20 – MENUET PROJECTS – PRACTICE


Tuesday, Feb. 25 – MENUET PROJECTS – PERFORM


Thursday, Feb. 27SARABANDE

Assignments:

Steps:
Pas coupé à deux mouvements
Pas de bourée emboité
Pas de bourée ouvert

Choreography:
Sarabande pour femme (pdf)

Reading:
Sarabande – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)

Listening:
Sarabande examples


Tuesday, March 4SARABANDE


Thursday, March 6COURANTE

Assignments:
Research Project Presentations
Guidelines (doc) / (pdf)

Steps:
Pas de bourée vite
Coupé soutenue avec demi-jeté

Choreography:
La Bourgogne (pdf)

Reading:
Courante – Oxford Reference Online (pdf)

Listening:
Courante examples


Tuesday, March 11Spring Break


Thursday, March 13Spring Break


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