Movement Practice: Advanced Dance Technique (DAN4344.01)

Elena Demyanenko

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This advanced movement class addresses the constantly changing body and its potential by expanding receptivity to detail, connections, and logic. The warm-up will examine the joints and how their range of motion relates to alignment, readiness to move, and articulation. We will approach movement from a place of ease and space, especially when applying vigor and attack. Our goal will be to find a way of working from the intelligence of the bones, the guts, and the skin that makes technique central not only to dancing but making work.

The aim is to help students select easier, more efficient, and more effective movement options through an in-depth examination of how they are currently organizing solutions to movement problems. During this detailed observation, students will be encouraged to witness their in-class transformation, working towards a greater range of movement and articulation.

Using tools from the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, and by addressing joints, muscles and body organs, students are offered an opportunity to find and use the relationships between the parts of the body. These relationships, clear and conscious structural connections, will enhance sensory learning and encourage idiosyncratic, virtuosic ways of moving.

Prerequisites: Prior movement training and permission of the instructor.
Credits: 2
T 10:10am - 12noon; F 10:10am - 12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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