This course is for dancers and musicians interested in working on the performance of improvisation. For musicians, specific attention is given to creating rhythms and sonorities which can then be manipulated and developed while interacting with dancers in the moment. Once a week dancers will have a class with musicians in collaboration on improvisational structures. Musicians will meet separately to explore improvisation concepts, readings, and discussions on the history of improvisational forms and its development. Musicians are expected to have basic skills on their instrument(s) and be able to create while conveying a sense of form to other musicians.
• Advancing your music vocabulary and improvisation concepts and skills
• Learning to listen deeply while listening to each other
• Improving your abilities on your instrument
• Learning to create in collaboration with other musicians and dancers
• Learning the history of dance and music improvisation at Bennington College
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Students must demonstrate basic skills on their instrument; approval from instructor. Auditions scheduled by appointment from November 17-22 - contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corequisites: A course in improvisation, composition, jazz, instrumental music, form and analysis, orchestration
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Dance , Performance , Fully In-Person
Tags: dance improvisation , History , music improvisation , Collaboration , music , improvisation , composition , experimental , Experimentation , sound composition , Ritual