Quick Studies (DAN4144.01)

Dana Reitz

For each class, students will bring in short movement studies for performance that day. These can be made for solo or group exploration, and as soon as they are done, we will let them go and move on to the next work in the series. Throughout this practice, we will notice timing, spacing, and detail. By attending to the movement qualities, inherent technical challenges, and tasks at hand quickly, we will find multiple approaches and solutions. By continually making, adapting, and then living in the performance on a particular day, we will find out what happens. All students will be contributing their own perspectives, approaches, and artistic voices and working toward their own understanding of the work at hand.

Learning Outcomes:
Develop and let go of new work swiftly
Discover more about one’s personal nature and manner of forming thought and art Hone observational and feedback skills
Learn to articulate, verbally and kinetically, what one notices

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous experience in the Performing Arts and permission of instructor. Please e-mail a brief statement about your interest and background to dreitz@bennington.edu.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance. Participation in Dance Workshop (Th 7:00-8:50) is highly recommended.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Tu 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Dance , Fully In-Person
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