Advanced Improvisation Ensemble for Dancers and Musicians (DAN4673.02)

Susan Sgorbati & Michael Wimberly

This class is for advanced dance improvisers who will collaborate with musicians in creating ensemble forms for the performance of improvisation. We will meet once a week with musicians and will also collaborate with Thorsten Dennerline’s Printmaking class to create a performance at the end of the term. Students will learn a Solo Practice and an Ensemble practice in improvisation techniques. Development of a movement vocabulary, pattern recognition, negotiation of roles, attention to phrasing and the arcs of spontaneous composition will all be included in the daily practices in class.


Learning Outcomes:
improvisation skills
pattern recognition
negotiation of roles
development of movement vocabulary
structures of spontaneous composition


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous work in Dance Improvisation.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Dance , Music , Visual Arts (VA)
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