Advanced Improvisation Ensemble of Dancers and Musicians (MPF4357.01)

Michael Wimberly

This course focuses on work in the performance of improvisation. For dancers, special attention is given to the development of individual movement vocabularies, group ensemble structures, and the exploration of emergent forms.

For musicians, attention is given to creating rhythms and sonorities which can then be manipulated and developed while interacting with dancers in the moment.

Dancers are expected to have experience with improvisation in performance. Musicians should have basic skills on their instrument and be able to create and convey a sense of form to other musicians.

Both dancers and musicians will meet together on Mondays 4-6 PM. Dancers meet Thurs. 4-6 PM. Musicians meet Weds. 10 – 11:50AM

Auditions will take place on Wednesday, May 9 or Thursday, May 10 in Jennings 301. To schedule, please email mwimberly@bennington.edu.

Prerequisites: Prior experience and training in either dance or music, and permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; W 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency:
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