The important thing to remember
is that the term project is a third of the work for the course. Thus it
needs to be substantial in both extent and content.
It is a RESEARCH project.
The "baseline" is a 10-12 page
paper, excluding end notes and bibliography
ALL topics must be cleared
A project that has other components
such as a presentation or other project in another format needs to fulfill
the extent/content requirement. And must be cleared in detail.
It should also be focused --
that is; have a thesis that your research leads you to develop.
This means that what you
do should be focused on the research you do and how you use that research
in your project. You are not just repeating what you have read.
Your project must draw on
5 to 10 sources as follows:
For example you can discuss
how a work fits into a choreographer’s career, or talk about some aspect
of a work in relation to the choreographer, or compare two works for style
and how they fulfill a particular period’s characteristics.
PLEASE no biographies
with a description of a work without making a connection. There has to
be a REASON you are talking about your topic.
At least 3 of those sources
must be non-video and non-internet. That is -- drawn from books or
articles. I strongly recommend JStor for articles.
Internet sources must be substantial
-- that is, not just a brief account or a page of pictures -- although
these should be cited if helpful.
Citations to the resources
you consulted must be made clearly and consistently.
I don’t care which format
you use, but I must be able to find your citation based on the information
Consistency in citing
DANCE RESEARCH LINKS:
JStor on the NCC Library site:
Under “find articles” select
J-Stor, then click on “choose a database”
And then login to search J-Stor
You may select from those
below: a choreographer, a historical look at one ballet, a comparison
of two dances from different eras, or a general topic carefully narrowed.
||PERIODS & ISSUES
Rite of Spring
|The Romantic Ballet
Ballet in England: 1920-39
American Ballet Theatre:
Ballet in America:
Men in Dance
Noverre & Antony Tudor