Department of Theatre and Dance students benefit from a dedicated
faculty with expertise in varied fields of interest. Courses
taught by our core faculty are complemented by Visiting Faculty
and Granada Artists-in-Residence, professionals who come to the
department for a limited time to create and teach.
Courses currently offered may not always match the courses
recommended in the Course Catalog. Contact the Arts Group
Undergraduate Adviser or the Graduate Adviser
(752-8710) for more information, or consult a Faculty
Theatre & Dance course offerings for the 2015-2016 academic
year are listed below, by quarter. To see course descriptions,
use the menu at left to view them on our site, or use our
link to the general catalog, at right.
Use the Registrar’s Course Search Tool to see times, dates and
locations for each course and to plan your schedule.
Professor David Grenke will be generating
physical theatre, dance/theatre research material through the
Radical and extreme physical exploration
Relentless attention to detail and nuance
Thoughtful, intuitive and process oriented individuals
The work is dance/theatre based and rooted in extreme physical
theatre. Foundational training in some performance discipline
(dance, acting, martial arts) is helpful but not required. Text
and movement will be involved.
This class incrementally works through the steps of learning a
role and bringing a role to life. This begins with the simplest
technical elements of a performer’s tasks in developing a
character, and includes discussion of the piece being learned:
period, location, research and personal additional choices to be
made by the performer. The range of elements explored are:
speech, dialect or varying dialects, physicality, vocal demands
of each individual character, the study of the musical score and
the embodiment of the character’s singing.