Instructor: Alison Mott Class Time: T, Th 10:30-12:50
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Class Location: Dance Studio
Office Hours: by appointment (T, Th) Credits: 2
Prerequisites: previous dance experience and permission of the instructor
In this course, we will develop expansive, articulate and expressive dancing in a contemporary release-based idiom. Along the way, we will dip our toes into several conceptual frameworks that have developed out of Labanotation – including, but not limited to motif notation – and use those tools to sharpen our physical practice, generate ideas for choreography and help us remember sequences. Each class will begin with warm up exercises designed to fine-tune proprioception, improve dynamic alignment and build strength. Center and traveling phrase work will provide ample opportunities to play with space and gravity. The repertory component will evolve out of class work and will involve students in creating, learning and performing an original work. In addition to improvisation and rigorous technical training in the dance classroom, students will be expected to write and to generate material from written scores outside of class-time.