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Dance Hist II: Cncrt/Theatrcl Theatrical Dancing

An in-depth historical exploration of the development of theatrical dance in the Western world (ballet, modern dance, and theatrical dancing in Europe and America) with a special emphasis on the relationship between dance and other performing arts. The course examines the cultural forces affecting the development of these forms, their origins in Greek theater and Roman spectacle to the Renaissance, the Golden Age of Ballet, and through the 20th century, and the contributions of the major figures (choreographers, dancers, teachers, etc.) in the field.