Movement Practice: Intermediate-Advanced Dance Technique (DAN4148.01)

Mina Nishimura and Kota Yamazaki

This intermediate-advanced level movement practice is designed for students with prior experience in dance technique. In this class, we will hone in on the importance of balancing controlled and spontaneous action as well as internal and external movement through using a series of improvisational, compositional, writing and drawing practices. We will be learning longer and more complex movement phrases that are structured with principles from Water Body Movement (“Body is a container filled with water. Movements are a flow of the water.”) Bringing conscious thought and heightened awareness to both interior and exterior spaces, we deepen our understanding about the unity of our body/mind and how it functions as a whole. We aim to maximize each student’s performance, physical and technical skills and cultivate personal ways to understand how to use one’s own body.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites:Permission of Instructors.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Dance , Fully In-Person
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