Basic Anatomy of the Moving Body (DAN2132.01)

Elena Demyanenko

To understand the working of our own bodies, we will examine bones, deep muscles, organs, and nerves using illustrated images and visualization. We will then work to facilitate the ability to access the innate intelligence of each participant’s own unique physical patterns. We will study the relationship and coordination between anatomical landmarks for a more thoughtful exploration of movement potential.

Improvisation will be used to apply this knowledge to action so we can immediately demonstrate practical ways of moving, initiating, and relating. Drawing and writing assignments, both in class and at home, will help create another avenue for the full and rich expression of the body and mind. We will utilize reading material from Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Susan Klein, plus many other teachers to discuss, analyze and compare.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Dance, Elena Demyanenko, Four Credit, and tagged , , .