Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    Aug 25, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MLT 211 - Histoire de la danse, Danse de l’histoire/History of Dance, Dance of History

Course Units: 1

(same as FRN 421   , ADA 153   ) (Not Offered this Academic Year) Examination of Western European dance and dance texts as revelatory of broader historical and cultural patterns, with special analyses of dance as a key tool of nation-building (as with the court of Louis XIV) and/or a central medium of artistic creation (as in 1920’s Paris). Primary focus on France as creator, user, and potential abuser of dance’s power, but some attention given other European models (Berlin, St. Petersburg, London). Readings from theoreticians, historians, and dance litterateurs (Moliere, Gautier, Cocteau). Corequisite(s):


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