20702632 - MODERN TO CONTEMPORARY DANCE HISTORY

THE COURSE AIMS: A) TO REFLECT ON THE DIFFERENT TRADITIONS AND INSTITUTIONS AS PART OF WESTERN THEATRICAL DANCE, B) TO ILLUSTRATE THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN ALL ITS COMPLEXITY.
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Programme

The course will observe developments and transformations of modern and contemporary Western dance, in the confrontation with different techniques and traditions, starting with the search for a new expressiveness that animated the German and American dance scene in the first half of the 20th century up to the innovative creations, from the 1970s, of dance-theatre.

Core Documentation

1) Eugenia Casini Ropa, "La danza e l'agitprop: i teatri-non-teatrali nella cultura tedesca del primo Novecento", Bologna, il Mulino, 1988 - up to p. 122 (Foreword and chapters 1. Tre casi and 2. Kõrperseele: il corpo anima). A new edition of the volume is also available, Cue Press 2015, in book or e-book.
2) Alessandro Pontremoli, 'Dance. Storia, teoria, estetica nel Novecento, Roma-Bari", Laterza, 2004.
3) Materials that will be provided during the course.

Reference Bibliography

The reference bibliography will be provided during the course.

Attendance

In the classroom and on lime. Classroom attendance is preferred.

Type of evaluation

Colloquium on the materials and texts studied.