Movement Practice: Advanced Dance Technique (DAN4344.01)

Mina Nishimura and Kota Yamazaki

This advanced level movement practice is designed for students with prior dance experience. In this class, we will hone in on the importance of balancing controlled and spontaneous action as well as internal and external movement. 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.”) and Release Technique. 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:
-Improve your physical ability and technical skill to perform a wide range of movement sequences
-Discover and maximize potentiality and uniqueness of your own body language
-Deepen your mind-body dialogue
-Cultivate awareness on your body in relation to space, time and environment



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Intermediate level of dance experience.
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 8:30AM - 10:20AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Dance , Fully In-Person
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