Improvisation Ensemble for Dancers and Musicians (MPF4357.02)

Michael Wimberly & Susan Sgorbati

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 and be able create and convey a sense of form to other musicians.

Learning Outcomes:
- Collaboration through improvisation
- Expand your composing language
- Compose also using music notation / graphic scoring

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Please contact Michael Wimberly via email with a letter of interest. Approval from Instructor. Auditions scheduled by appointment.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Composition , Fully In-Person , Performance , Second Seven Week , Two Credit
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