Developments in Western theatrical dance from the late eighteenth century until the end of World War I. Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 757. VSP Admis Cond course.
This class covers developments in western theatrical dance from the late eighteenth century just before the French Revolution) until the end of World War I and the death of Diaghilev in 1929. Particular emphasis will be placed on major developments in ballet, such as the ballet d’action, romanticism, classicism, modernism; the early years of the Diaghilev Ballet; and the birth of modern dance in the early twentieth century.