Improvisation Ensemble for Musicians and Dancers (MPF4233.01)

Susan Sgorbati and Bruce Williamson

This advanced course focuses on work in the performance of improvisation. For dancers, special attention is given to the development of individual movement vocabularies, physical contact and interaction, and the exploration of forms and structures.

For musicians, special attention is given to creating rhythms and sonorities which can then be manipulated and developed while interacting with dancers in the moment.

Dancers are expected to have experience with improvisation in performance and are asked to develop a structure for the group. Musicians should have basic skills on their instrument and be able create and convey a sense of form to other musicians in an efficient way.

Both dancers and musicians will meet together on Thursdays.

Prerequisites: Prior experience and training in either dance or music, and permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M/Th 3:40-5:30
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
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