Ballet Forces: Dancing the State


Exploration of ballet as an art form, entangled in questions of commerce, race, aesthetics, embodied practice, creative achievement. Historical trends of theatrical dance, and fields of engagement that produced ballet as a practice are examined. Questions of pedagogy and access, qualities of performance across geographies and eras, biographical depictions of influential figures. Theoretical grounding established for how ballet arrives entangled in circles of enduring social influence.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring