Hyper Body!- Anarchic Ballet to Water Movement to African Dance to Floor Ninja to Body Architecture to Shining Zombie to Unknown Transformation….. (DAN2156.01) (updated course description as of 11/9/2023)

Kota Yamazaki

This course is designed for students who preferably have ballet experience or equivalent physical training in any movement forms. Anyone who would like to recultivate, reactivate, improve, deepen, expand, develop or break the relationship to their own body and commit to consistent physical learning, are welcomed. This course also might support to correct any distortions in your body and help you feel refreshed at all times.

While borrowing a basic flow and physical language of ballet class, this course also offers somatic practice, improvisation, release technique and contemporary phrase works with emphasis on the awareness around the axis of your body.

By strengthening the axis, the movement will gradually become smoother and the joints, chest, shoulders, pelvis, spinal, raising and lowering the heel will be able to move smoothly. Then, more possibilities for a body to move like fish, plants, or even single-cell organisms.

This course is ultimately a liberated physical journey—the expression that embraces capricious physical, energetic and mind modalities– like yin and yang, highs and lows.

Learning Outcomes:
-Expand a range of physical language
-Expand perspectives on dance
-Improve motor skills and establish active and healthy relationship to own body
-Learn movement phrases of different styles
-Be able to cultivate and move upon a sense of freedom and uniqueness while engaging in the technical aspect of movement practice
-Find own physical coordination and phrasing manner

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in designated dance courses.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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