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Thomas Warfield

Senior Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-6252
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Thomas Warfield

Senior Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BA, State University College at Purchase; MFA, University of Utah

585-475-6252

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PRFN-218
1 - 3 Credits
This course applies technical, performing, script analysis, stage management, and other skills to an actual theatrical production. Students contract with a department mentor for responsibilities and the appropriate credit expectations. In addition to production responsibilities, students are expected to complete reading and writing assignments connected to the production. This course is repeatable for credit.
PRFN-245
3 Credits
This course introduces the two important languages of dance: Ballet and Modern Dance. Through Ballet’s vocabulary (French, Sign Language, and English), discipline base, protocols, and specific movements, students perform floor, center, and barre work. This course also provides an introduction to dance that gives students access to the language as well as the fundamental movements of Modern Dance. The styles and technique of Martha Graham (contraction) and Jose Limon (fall and rebound) are explored. Ensemble work, performance standards and creation of character and theme are stressed. Each student is responsible for their own communication in the classroom. This course is open to all RIT students.

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