|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-ART/05|
The course offers an overview of the history of western dance, primarily intended in its European (and Italian), Russian and American forms. Along with a general historical framework, based on major artistic movements, protagonists and works, the course aims at stimulating a discussion on the complexity of the dancing body, conceived in its technical-biological, aesthetic and socio-political dimension.
The course aims at providing students with: a) basic knowledge of the history of western dance; b) tools for approaching dance both theoretically and critically; c) insight on certain phases in the history of western dance, with a special interest in the XX century.
There is no prerequisite for this course.
Lectures with power points presentations and video projections.
The first part of the course concerns techniques, poetics and contexts of Western dance, starting from its origins in Italian Renaissance courts, moving on through XVIII and XIX century ballet and ending with XX-XXI century experimentations on dance and performance. The final part of the course focuses on the Italian case, investigated from the beginning of the XX century until its current layout. A constant attention will be paid to the issue of the interplay between theory and praxis in dance studies, together with an interest for the connections between dance and the socio-political dimension of life.
1) Elena Cervellati, Storia della danza, Torino, Pearson, 2020.
2) Slides of the lessons.
3) The following open access essays:
At the beginning of the course a list of recommended videos will be provided.
Non-attending students will choice one of the following volumes:
GIULIA TADDEO (President)
LIVIA CAVAGLIERI (Substitute)
The evaluation will be determined by: a) learning of the content of the course; b) critical capabilities in elaborating the course programme; c) personal insight.
|14/12/2022||11:30||GENOVA||Orale||la prof.ssa Taddeo sarà sostituita dal prof. Cuppone.|
|18/01/2023||12:30||GENOVA||Orale||la prof.ssa Taddeo sarà sostituita dal prof. Cuppone.|
|08/02/2023||12:30||GENOVA||Orale||la prof.ssa Taddeo sarà sostituita dal prof. Cuppone.|