In this course, when making and performing new movement material, we will be thoroughly investigating, modifying, rearranging, and reconsidering our understanding and use of time. By focusing on time, we will find more about its intricate relationship to space and motion. We will challenge personal timing habits and patterns, explore them more deeply to find a wealth of impulses and movement qualities, and hone them. While paying keen attention to phrasing, we will notice the impact of shifting attention itself. Throughout, we will work to become more alert, more receptive, and more present.
Students are expected to create and develop new material of their own, teach this work to others, and rehearse outside of class. Phrases may be combined into larger dance scores that will then be performed in dance workshops or studio showings.