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Evolution & History of Dance in Film I: 1900s - 1950s

With historical context and guided discussion, Part I of this course will present famous and rare DVD/YouTube excerpts from the evolution of dance in film from its start in the silent and early sound era through the Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals, the 1930s – 1950s.

Evolution & History of Dance in Film I: 1900s - 1950s
Evolution & History of Dance in Film I: 1900s - 1950s

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Dance in film has always helped enliven the proceedings, bringing physical movements with rhythmic variety to the genre as stand-alone examples of virtuosity or integrated into the narrative. Like song, art/lighting/costume design, and the other collaborative art forms that go into musicals, dance has evolved with the development of cinema from its earliest stages near the beginning of the 20th century through today. With historical context and guided discussion, Part I of this course will present famous and rare DVD/YouTube excerpts from the evolution of dance in film from its start in the silent and early sound era through the Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals, the 1930s – 1950s. Performers and choreographers such as Busby Berkeley, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Michael Kidd, Agnes DeMille, Jack Cole, and others will be featured.

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