Dance Critique Essay
A critique essay (written only or with a video alternative) of the Fall 2020 Student Choreographer Media Dance Works Series is required to fulfill the dance academic component of this course. College essays are requirements towards obtaining college degrees, and it prepares students for future writing and research work. With this year's new video essay alternative, this gives students the option to work technologically. This essay should be taken seriously if students hope to be successful, not only in their academic endeavors but in their anticipated work field, as well.
Subject Critiquing the Fall 2020 Student Choreographer Media Dance Works Series. There are nine choreographers who will each post a series of three (2-3 minute) media dance works. Each choreographer will decide if the three works are separate, individual works or if they join together to make one work with three sections. The first series will be posted to the above link on October 2nd, the second series on November 6th, and the third series on December 4th.
Research Take the time to watch and reflect on FIVE (5) works from the link above. Interview the choreographers in the Student Choreographer Forum to enforce and strengthen your point of view (these interview posts will 'not' count toward your required weekly class forum posts). further research will include investigating books, journals, and websites about movement quality, genre, intention of the work, media dance in general, etc.
Video Essay This is an (alternate) option for completing the dance academic component of this course. If you (recommended enjoy working with video and editing, you will enjoy this option. The essay will come in the form alternative) of a video/media presentation. It will still involve the same research and scripting but will come in the format of media rather than a written essay. There is more room for creativity and versatility with this option, and it can easily be posted for viewing upon completion. Sample 'video essays' can be found through your everyday YouTubers, like "MovieFlame." This channel has several videos to sample. The one I recommend is: History of Panem: Origin Story (Hunger Games Explained) To provide clarity for format, review all guidelines, including the
Elements of Dance and Critiquing, and other material below.
Works Cited Four (4) or more sources should be included and cited with a minimum of eight (8) quotes.
Follow the MLA Format Guidelines for writing the Works Cited (or) if you are doing the video essay, place Reference Credits (like Works Cited) at the end of your video using the MLA format.
Due Date/Submit Upload your (Word Doc) or (OneDrive video link) to the Moodle folder entitled “Critique Essay” during week 15, by Friday,1pm. Entitle your file/link “Written (or) Video Critique Essay.”
Grading As the syllabus indicates, the critique essay is 15% of the course grade. Review the
KNOW the format within critique writing: thesis, description, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, conclusion.
USE the suggested sites and resources to achieve a strong result.
IDENTIFY the qualities that make your critique essay effective.
STREAMLINE your process to accomplish your goals with a clarity and precision.
UNDERSTAND the logic, structure, and flow of your critique essay.
MASTER a clear and concise approach with intention and coheision.