Cornell’s Dance Department features the class Hip-Hop, Hollywood, and Home Movies: Exploring Movement and Media, incorporating home video production.
This course is a laboratory for generating and exploring contemporary dance forms. Monday sessions are devoted to viewing media and discussion. We will be looking at early B-boy films, recent dance-battle documentaries, classic dance clips from Hollywood films, and other related pieces (Black Dance, Show Dance, Art Dance). Wednesday is a laboratory for trying out movements and creating simple dance/music videos (home-movies). This course will be of special value for choreographers using popular dance forms and those interested in the history of popular culture. Everyone must be willing and able to improvise dance moves, teach classmates and exchange movement ideas.