Dynamic Anatomy (DAN2359.01)

Martín Lanz, MFA Teaching Fellow

This course creates a space for the study of anatomy and its application to movement techniques. This work examines different sections of the skeleton such as the pelvis, legs, spine, and shoulder girdle. We will also address the psoas muscle as the pillar(s) of the body connecting our lower and upper halves.

This work aims to release the joints and increase the space within. This will help for efficiency in different movement techniques, and will also promote organic movement and an exploration of different movement qualities. As a consequence of this practice, we will understand ways to take care of the body, reduce wear, and amplify breathing, all significant health benefits.

This course is intended for students from any discipline who wish to engage with embodiment and an application of anatomical concepts towards movement and creative expression. Students can expect to do some light work outside of class studying anatomical structures as well as physical work in class. No prior dance experience necessary.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will:
-Learn an anatomical map of the skeleton and its relationship with the psoas.
-Experience a releasing of the joints through breathing, physical exercises, and image work.
- Develop habits for movement, maintenance, and care of the body based in proprioception.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Dance or Drama Lab Assignment if students are registered for 4 or more credits in designated dance courses.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Dance , Fully In-Person , Two Credit
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