Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

THEA 271   Introduction to Contemporary Dance
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone

Introduces students to a range of approaches to contemporary dance practice and theory. Through exploration of contemporary dance fundamentals, students gain a fuller understanding of their moving bodies and improve their bodily awareness, fluidity, and confidence. While this is primarily a practice-based course, students also study contemporary dance as a global phenomenon alongside critical race theories. Engaging with texts, video recordings, and a live performance, students broaden their awareness of the wide range of contemporary choreography on global stages and familiarize themselves with debates in the field of dance studies.