First-Year Dance Intensive (DAN2403.01)

Elena Demyanenko

Primarily for first-years, but for any student who has a serious interest in dance, whether or not they have previous dance experience. We will consider many aspects of dance making, embodiment, and performance. We will work towards constantly evolving ways to be one’s own teacher, by recognizing the patterns, heightening awareness of observation and selecting easier, more efficient, and more effective movement options.  Improvisational structures will test and inform our making and moving; via screening/reading/composing, we will look in to the tools needed for developing and performing once own work. Students’ compositions will be regularly drafted, viewed/edited, and discussed; opening up conversations about technique, structure, organization, and disorganization. In order to expand the process, we will develop some by-products of creating through writing, drawing, and storytelling. Collaborative and solo projects will be developed throughout the term, and will include a showing in Dance Workshop or in the end-of-term Studio Concert.

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: Dance Workshop, Thursdays 6.30-8pm. Dance or Drama lab assignment.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Dance
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