|Instructor Info:||Christine Goehring|
Dance Pioneer Barbara Mettler said, "To create means to make up something new." In this course students explore the elements of dance through a series of creative problems solved through improvisations by individuals and groups. Directed exercises are used to heighten awareness of the body and its movement potential. Studies using the sounds of voice, hands and feet develop skills in accompaniment. Based on the principle that dance is a human need this work invites people of all ages and abilities to come together in movement and to make dance an element of their lives.
Students will learn basic principles of movement expression and gain skill in the art of improvising dances with others.
Attendance and timeliness. Participants need to be in class to learn the material. Completion of all written assignments. Participation in class discussions and creative studies.
Dance as an Element of Life, by Barbara Mettler. This book is available for purchase through Oracle Valley Books, www.alibris.com
Four copies are on reserve in Johnson Library.
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