The Creative Process of Dance has been taught by faculty from the Department of Dance, including Professor Anne Warren. This course explores the process of creation in dance, focusing on ballet and modern dance. We will read articles by choreographers who share with us the sources of their ideas, the different shapes these ideas take, and the ways in which the ideas expand into finished works of art. We will also explore the effects that are created when choreographers manipulate our sense of time, our awareness of the space around us, and our interactions with gravity. Students will become familiar with some of the major creative artists in ballet and modern dance and their different views about content, vocabulary, structure, and the very nature of the art form. In addition to reading about their processes, we will study their works through video and film and, in some cases, in live performance.