This beginning level course is for any students interested and/or curious about the dance-making process, whether or not they have previous dance experience. We will first work to develop physical awareness and physical facility and work to unearth movement ideas, images, and memories. In the partnering practices we will deal with many of the same questions found in Contact Improvisation that involve touch, weight taking and giving, momentum, force, and trust, but we will also attend to the forms, images, meanings and metaphors that emerge and work to frame those interests. We will develop improvisational scores as well as set pieces – solos, duets, and group works – giving particular attention to partnering skills and collaborative processes. Projects will be shown in both theatrical and site-specific settings.
Corequisites: Dance Workshop (Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM) and Dance or Drama Lab Assignment.