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

Joseph Alpar & Susan Sgorbati
This class is for advanced musicians and dancers who have had some improvisation experience. We will work on Solo Practice and Ensemble Practices. Attention will be focused on the development of sound and movement vocabulary, pattern recognition, the arc of compositional forms and polyrhythms. Musicians and dancers will engage in deep listening, exchange of sonic and movement ideas, and spontaneous composition.

Learning Outcomes:
Development of musical and movement vocabularies
Deep Listening skills
Pattern Recognition and amplification of forms
Developmental Arcs in Composing
Negotiation of Roles


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Prior experience and training in either dance or music, and permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: Consistent attendance at Music Workshop if students sign up for 4 or more credits in music.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Once a year

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