Movement Practice: Beginning Dance Technique (DAN2121.01)

Elena Demyanenko

This basic movement class will develop and explore each student’s own curiosity and ability to create a constantly evolving way of becoming one’s own teacher. The class will serve as a laboratory where we will observe forms, strengths, weaknesses, habits, and patterns; a variety of movement situations will help emphasize awareness, expand self-perception, and focus on our ability to carry out our intentions. During the detailed study, students will be encouraged to witness their in-class transformations, working towards a greater range of movement and articulation.

We will begin with a slow warm-up focused on breath, and then concentrate our attention on alignment principles and anatomical structures in order to find our own intrinsic body logic. We will work to strengthen and articulate the body using movement phrases, games and scores, organize solutions to movement problems, and play with dynamic shifts of energy in order to build mental and physical endurance.

Proper alignment and articulate physicality is applicable to everyone. Understanding these principles can be useful not only for practicing and creating works in all disciplines but also in our daily lives. Appropriate for all levels.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
M 12:10pm - 2:00pm; W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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