This advanced level movement practice is designed for students with prior experience in dance technique. In this class, we will hone in on the importance of balancing controlled and spontaneous action as well as internal and external movement through using a series of improvisational, compositional, writing and drawing practices. We will be also learning longer and more complex movement phrases that are structured with principles from Water Body Movement (“Body is a container filled with water. Movements are a flow of the water.”) Bringing conscious thought and heightened awareness to both interior and exterior spaces, we deepen our understanding about the unity of our body/mind and how it functions as a whole. We aim to cultivate personal ways to understand how to use one’s own body and nourish one’s own creative practice.Prerequisites: Intermediate Level Dance Experience and permission of instructor.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 10:20AM-12:10PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every Term
Categories: All courses , Dance
Tags: Dance technique , somatic practice , Japanese culture