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Please read the topic area exam questions carefully and respond to ONLY FIVE TOPIC AREA exam questions in short essay form answers no more and no less than 300 words each. Work in a word document that automatically records your word count for you, then upload your document as an attachment to the D2L final theory exam assignment drop box. Not meeting the word count limit and or exceeding it will result in a deduction of points per answer. Be succinct and to the point. Do not ramble on with sentences that don’t add to your specific answer. Every sentence counts for your answer. Before submitting your answers make sure you check your spelling and grammar. When quoting course texts use in-text citations either parenthetical or narrative:

Parenthetical referencing includes the author’s last name and year of publication in parenthesis at the end of the sentence (Osumare, 2001). However, for direct quotations, include the page number as well, i.e. (Osumare 2001, p. 15).

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Topic Area # 1: Introduction to Dance Studies (60 points possible)

How is Richard Schechner’s definition of performance evidenced in the performances listed below?

Cara Scrementi’s “I Believe in the Power of Dance”

Ziya Azazi’s “Dervish in Progress”?

Trisha Brown Dance Company’s “2011-12 Season Repertory (Excerpts)”

Wayne McGregor’s “A Choreographer’s Creative Process in Real Time”

Topic Area # 2: Critically Thinking About the Practice and Performance of Dance (60 points possible)

Describe what each of the performances listed below share in common. Use details about the performances and the choreographer’s intent to support your descriiption.

Alexandra Beller’s “Milkdreams”

Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s “Giselle Act II”

Martha Graham’s “Night Journey”

Isadora Duncan’s “Mother”

Topic Area # 3: The Creative Process – A Way of Life! (60 points possible)

Make a sound argument for the value of Katherine Dunham’s creative process and the benefits of its life application. Use the texts and performances listed below to validate your argument.

Socialization Through the Arts: Katherine Dunham as Social Activist by Halifu Osumare

Katherine Dunham’s Methodologies of Form and Function, Intercultural Communication and Socialization Through the Arts, as a Choreographic Model (Chapter 3 — pp37-54) by Molly Elizabeth Christie

Katherine Dunham Performing “Ballet Creole (1952) British Pathé”

Authentic Dunham Technique Dance Lab

Topic Area # 7: Modern, Postmodern, It’s all Contemporary (60 points possible)

Using the Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick text, describe the major similarities and differences between modern dance, post-modern dance, and contemporary dance?

Topic Area # 10: The Africanist Aesthetics’ Americanization of Dance (60 points possible)

Answer the following question using the texts listed below to describe your understanding of the Black dance aesthetic as it has been realized by Black dance pioneers from the 20th century to today’s contemporary Black dance innovators:

How has the Americanization of dance been shaped by its cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation? Include specific examples illustrated in the Free to Dance documentary and The Freshest Kids: The History of the B Boy documentary.

What Makes That Black? by Luana

Stripping the Emperor: The Africanist Presence in American Concert Dance by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

The African American Aesthetic as Integral to the American Aesthetic by Luana

Juba and American Minstrelsy by Marian Hannah Winter

B-Boying and Battling in a Global Context: The Discursive Life of Difference in Hip Hop by Imani K. Johnson

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