Ndaga – a way of making dance (DAN4486.01)

Kaolack Ibrahima Ndiaye

We can define Ndaga as the awareness of legacy and debt, border crossing, re/invention, re/creation, and the desire to create new space for time travel. This is a self-journey. This course is for students who wish to find their artistic voices by exploring an interdisciplinary approach to making work. Using poetry, visual art, improvisation and various movement practices, we will make a series of projects as individuals, as partners in duets, and as members of ensembles.

This course will support students in choreographic/artistic risk-taking and the development of new performative directions and perspectives. Students will investigate and explore ways of creating dance suitable for a variety of occasions and a broad range of physical and conceptual abilities.




Learning Outcomes:
Dancers will be able to unfold and reveal their innate inner dances.
Generate a place for sharing inquiry, personal freedom, partnering, collaboration and collective joy.
Develop a performance technique to use as a tool for dance-making.
Develop solo, duet, and ensemble improvisation as a movement practice.
Address composition and movement technique by interrelating dance with other art forms.
Expand dance vocabulary and movement experience.



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Please contact Dana Reitz (dreitz@bennington.edu) via email to express interest in this course and relay information regarding previous experience.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in designated dance courses.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Dance , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , New Courses , Updates
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,