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Performing Arts in Dance

GV 1580-1799.4 Dancing

MT 950  Music to accompany instruction in Ballet, Folk Dancing, Gymnastics, etc.

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Performing Arts in Dance

 

In the Bachelor in Performing Arts, Major in Dance program, students experience the creative process and disciplined training of dance while developing an awareness of its historical and cultural aspects. Technique classes in Dance are offered alongside theoretical studies in dance history, criticism, and teaching methodologies. These courses deepen the artist’s appreciation for how his/her craft is a powerful form of expression that can enrich a culture and transform a society.

This subject guide gathers in one place carefully evaluated and selected resources on Performing Arts in Dance Program available and accessible at the LRC and its subscribed databases. Books (both print and electronic) are categorized per course; while journals, magazines, online databases are recommended for the entire Performing Arts in Dance program. [Source]


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Books on ANATDAN - Anatomy for Dancers

Anatomy for Dancers

Dancers need to know how their body works and how it is organized in order to efficiently and functionally move with it. This course serves to introduce you to the landmarks, structure, functions and mechanics of parts of the body involved when you dance. The course will focus on considering each body part as they are considered in whole body movement and in maintaining proper alignment.

Anatomy for Dancers

Dancers need to know how their body works and how it is organized in order to efficiently and functionally move with it. This course serves to introduce you to the landmarks, structure, functions and mechanics of parts of the body involved when you dance. The course will focus on considering each body part as they are considered in whole body movement and in maintaining proper alignment.

Books on APPDAN1 - Applied Dance Studies 1

Applied Dance Studies 1

This course examines theoretical perspectives, modes of inquiry, methodologies, and procedures for conducting ballet classes; with emphasis on integrating theory and practice, and on the generation of new ideas, approaches, and perspectives in dance education. You will be guided in fieldwork observation and fieldwork analysis–oriented assignments with the goal of developing a thorough understanding of the use of biomechanics, artistic imagery and insight on the needs of the dance student at professional and recreational tracks of study.  

This course also focuses on a holistic and anatomical movement education and how it illuminates the relationship between the body and mind, guiding the process for full body integration. You will develop a basic understanding of the relationship between the mind and movement; the kinds of results obtained with syllabus driven goals; and the causes of sensory–motor conflicts. You will begin with the study of experiential anatomy and move into the analysis of both the theory and practice behind various techniques. You will build an initial teaching philosophy and syllabus for your future practice.

Applied Dance Studies 1

This course examines theoretical perspectives, modes of inquiry, methodologies, and procedures for conducting ballet classes; with emphasis on integrating theory and practice, and on the generation of new ideas, approaches, and perspectives in dance education. You will be guided in fieldwork observation and fieldwork analysis–oriented assignments with the goal of developing a thorough understanding of the use of biomechanics, artistic imagery and insight on the needs of the dance student at professional and recreational tracks of study.  

This course also focuses on a holistic and anatomical movement education and how it illuminates the relationship between the body and mind, guiding the process for full body integration. You will develop a basic understanding of the relationship between the mind and movement; the kinds of results obtained with syllabus driven goals; and the causes of sensory–motor conflicts. You will begin with the study of experiential anatomy and move into the analysis of both the theory and practice behind various techniques. You will build an initial teaching philosophy and syllabus for your future practice.

Books on ASIANDA - Asian Dance

Asian Dance

Within the Asian continent, of which the Philippines is part, are various dance forms with a specific style, form, aesthetic, technique, tradition, and language. This course will give you an overview of the dance forms within the Asian continent in order for you to study similarities and differences among the dance forms, especially as it relates to Philippine dance forms. Conducted with a lecture/workshop format, this course will allow you to embody, perform, and study the dance forms to understand heritage, authenticity, and cultural identity as you interact with them first-hand.

Asian Dance

Within the Asian continent, of which the Philippines is part, are various dance forms with a specific style, form, aesthetic, technique, tradition, and language. This course will give you an overview of the dance forms within the Asian continent in order for you to study similarities and differences among the dance forms, especially as it relates to Philippine dance forms. Conducted with a lecture/workshop format, this course will allow you to embody, perform, and study the dance forms to understand heritage, authenticity, and cultural identity as you interact with them first-hand.

Books on COMPOS3 - Composition 3

Composition 3

This course will investigate various choreographic themes, approaches and strategies with a firm grip on compositional structure and form learned from DANCOM1 and 2. To strengthen your individual choreographic voice you will complete a work-in-progress using a minimum of 4 dancers that will be presented in an informal studio showing. The collaborative nature of creating a dance work will be examined, giving attention to aspects of production, performance and critical commentary as related to choreography. 

Composition 3

This course will investigate various choreographic themes, approaches and strategies with a firm grip on compositional structure and form learned from DANCOM1 and 2. To strengthen your individual choreographic voice you will complete a work-in-progress using a minimum of 4 dancers that will be presented in an informal studio showing. The collaborative nature of creating a dance work will be examined, giving attention to aspects of production, performance and critical commentary as related to choreography. 

Books on CONTFOR - Dance Workshop in Contemporary Forms

Dance Workshop in Contemporary Forms

This course is to immerse you with practical and physical studio experience with different contemporary dance forms. A guest facilitator will conduct series of workshop and will produce class output at the end of the semester.

Dance Workshop in Contemporary Forms

This course is to immerse you with practical and physical studio experience with different contemporary dance forms. A guest facilitator will conduct series of workshop and will produce class output at the end of the semester.

Books on DANCRIT - Dance Criticism

Dance Criticism

Theatrical dance forms such as ballet and modern dance developed in conjunction with that of dance criticism –– without dance criticism, dance would not evolve. This Dance Criticism course explores the analysis and review of dance performances, and guides you into making your own analytical and constructive evaluation of dance-theater, be it on the work of others or of your own. In nurturing the ability to analyze and review dance performances, the course is designed for you to first know the components that make up a dance, in order to second, apply frameworks for its analysis learned through reading and analyzing compositional and ideological frameworks in dance reviews in the 19th to 21st centuries. From knowing, you are expected to compose your own criticism and judgments on theatrical dance works with analysis that is theoretically and analytically well written and well founded.

Dance Criticism

Theatrical dance forms such as ballet and modern dance developed in conjunction with that of dance criticism –– without dance criticism, dance would not evolve. This Dance Criticism course explores the analysis and review of dance performances, and guides you into making your own analytical and constructive evaluation of dance-theater, be it on the work of others or of your own. In nurturing the ability to analyze and review dance performances, the course is designed for you to first know the components that make up a dance, in order to second, apply frameworks for its analysis learned through reading and analyzing compositional and ideological frameworks in dance reviews in the 19th to 21st centuries. From knowing, you are expected to compose your own criticism and judgments on theatrical dance works with analysis that is theoretically and analytically well written and well founded.

Books on DPREPRD - Dance Pre-Production Preparation

Dance Pre-Production Preparation

This course is the summary performance, choreography and teaching exhibition in collaboration with Benilde Experimental Dance Theater. You will produce a full-length dance production (min. 60 mins) that could include solos, duets, trios, a major group work and/or a chosen repertory.

For the Applied Dance Studies elective, this course will provide you with a guided practical experience as a co-teacher for Benilde Experimental Dance.

Dance Pre-Production Preparation

This course is the summary performance, choreography and teaching exhibition in collaboration with Benilde Experimental Dance Theater. You will produce a full-length dance production (min. 60 mins) that could include solos, duets, trios, a major group work and/or a chosen repertory.

For the Applied Dance Studies elective, this course will provide you with a guided practical experience as a co-teacher for Benilde Experimental Dance.

Books on DPRODUC - Dance Production Thesis

Dance Production Thesis

This course is the summary performance, choreography and teaching exhibition in collaboration with Benilde Experimental Dance Theater. You will produce a full-length dance production (min. 60 mins) that could include solos, duets, trios, a major group work and/or a chosen repertory.

For the Applied Dance Studies elective, this course will provide you with a guided practical experience as a co-teacher for Benilde Experimental Dance.

Dance Production Thesis

This course is the summary performance, choreography and teaching exhibition in collaboration with Benilde Experimental Dance Theater. You will produce a full-length dance production (min. 60 mins) that could include solos, duets, trios, a major group work and/or a chosen repertory.

For the Applied Dance Studies elective, this course will provide you with a guided practical experience as a co-teacher for Benilde Experimental Dance.

Books on EVENMAN - Events Management

Events Management

Event Management, when compared to the dance profession, is a relatively young field. It is an area that is gaining popularity and now represents a significant career transition for retired dance professionals. 

This introductory course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, implement, organize, manage, monitor and evaluate an actual event and/or final project.

Events Management

Event Management, when compared to the dance profession, is a relatively young field. It is an area that is gaining popularity and now represents a significant career transition for retired dance professionals. 

This introductory course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, implement, organize, manage, monitor and evaluate an actual event and/or final project.

Books on HISTOPH - History of Philippine Dance

History of Philippine Dance

This course examines Philippine dance from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will gain a critical understanding of Philippine dance as a global phenomenon, its universality, as well as its cultural specificity.

You will examine Philippine dance as an encoded form of Philippine society's religious, artistic, political, and economic value. You will trace how colonialism, missionaries, trade routes, and Diasporas have led to the creation of new Philippine dance forms that are a synthesis of earlier forms. You will later consider questions of globalization, fusion, and authenticity.

History of Philippine Dance

This course examines Philippine dance from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will gain a critical understanding of Philippine dance as a global phenomenon, its universality, as well as its cultural specificity.

You will examine Philippine dance as an encoded form of Philippine society's religious, artistic, political, and economic value. You will trace how colonialism, missionaries, trade routes, and Diasporas have led to the creation of new Philippine dance forms that are a synthesis of earlier forms. You will later consider questions of globalization, fusion, and authenticity.

Books on IMPROC1 - Improvisation and Composition 1

Improvisation and Composition 1

This course is an introduction to the creative process–understanding its nature and development. You will discover the inner way of experiencing the individual power of your body in movement, space and time through improvisational and reflective exercises. You will build your intuitive and kinesthetic knowledge as you explore new or unfamiliar ideas and begin to form movement material for your dance studies, guided by the fundamental theories of compositional structures and devices.

Using these basic tools of the craft, and using gathered data from research and observation, you will design a creative movement workshop tailored for a chosen advocacy group, within which you will discover the relevance of how service- oriented collaborations can further your own academic, social, and personal growth.

Journals and video documentation will play an important role in your learning process where you will record materials discussed in class, personal thoughts, peer analyses on the creative and critical process of choreography, in relation to your own experiences and environment/situation available to you at present. This course is a personal reflection as you discover and develop your authentic movement lexicon.

Improvisation and Composition 1

This course is an introduction to the creative process–understanding its nature and development. You will discover the inner way of experiencing the individual power of your body in movement, space and time through improvisational and reflective exercises. You will build your intuitive and kinesthetic knowledge as you explore new or unfamiliar ideas and begin to form movement material for your dance studies, guided by the fundamental theories of compositional structures and devices.

Using these basic tools of the craft, and using gathered data from research and observation, you will design a creative movement workshop tailored for a chosen advocacy group, within which you will discover the relevance of how service- oriented collaborations can further your own academic, social, and personal growth.

Journals and video documentation will play an important role in your learning process where you will record materials discussed in class, personal thoughts, peer analyses on the creative and critical process of choreography, in relation to your own experiences and environment/situation available to you at present. This course is a personal reflection as you discover and develop your authentic movement lexicon.