An Introduction to Dance Phrasemaking and Performing (DAN2136.01)

Dana Reitz

This is designed for those who are interested in making movement phrase material and “taking it for a ride.” We will be creating new phrases constantly and paying full attention to detail, nuance and finesse when performing them. We will be thoroughly investigating, modifying, rearranging, exploding, and ultimately reconsidering our understanding of the phrases made. By focusing on the use of time, we will find out more about its intricate relationship to space and motion. While paying keen attention to phrasing, we will notice the impact of shifting attention itself.

Students are expected to create and develop new phrase material of their own, teach this work to others, learn material from others, and rehearse outside of class. Phrases may be combined into larger dance scores that will then be performed in dance workshops or studio showings.

Participation in Dance Workshop (Th 6:30 pm-8:00 pm) is highly recommended.

Co-requisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for more 4 or more credits in dance.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
M/Th 3:40-5:30
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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