Movement Practice: Upriser Calisthenics! (DAN2257.01)

Maura Gahan

Every “movement” needs movement! Join the Possibilitarian effort of creating a better possible world one push-up at a time. Get up…Rise…Roll out of bed…each Tuesday and Friday to strengthen, tone, stretch and sing. Alongside fellow Possibilitarians,  you will learn how to prepare your body, mind and everything in between to support your uprising spirit’s beautiful call for change.

With collective support and effort each class will include:                                                                                                                 — finding patterns of ease by checking out how to initiate movement from different parts of your body to accomplish the same            task with little effort                                                                                                                                                                      — using objects and other dancers to create obstacles and DIY jungle gyms                                                                                  — making dances of running, sliding, pushing, and grasping to get our blood moving and joy pumping                                         — cooling down, wiping the sweat from our brows, and giving thanks for another day with big mama earth.                               — And yes, there will be music. 

ALL BODIES and ALL ABILITIES are welcome! This course is for dancers, scientists, philosophers, painters, chefs, dramaturgs, flautists, poets, dreamers, bike caddies, house cleaners, and computer techies.

up·rise  (ŭp-rīz′) 1. To get up or stand up; rise. 2. To go, move, or incline upward; ascend. 3.To rise into view, especially from below the horizon. 4. To increase in pitch or volume; swell.                                                                                                  calisthenics (kalas‘THeniks) is a form of strength training consisting of a variety of movements that exercise large muscle groups (gross motor movements), such as running, standing, grasping, pushing, etc.


Learning Outcomes:
Using vigorous physical practice as a means of self-care
Connecting physical practice to social justice work
Developing strategies for self-directed growth within a communally responsive practice

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Corequisites: Dance or Drama Lab Assignment if students are registered for 4 or more credits in Dance
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
T/F 8:30AM - 10:20AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 30
Course Frequency: One time only

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