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Instructor Info:Daphne Lowell
Office Extension x5674
TA Info:Allison Smartt
Amanda Major
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Music and Dance Building MAIN
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Music and Dance Building MAIN
Description: This beginning level modern dance technique course will introduce students to "modern" and other dance technique practices. By practicing in-class exercises and phrase-studies, students will refine bodily awareness and articulation, hone spatial and rhythmic clarity, develop facility in perceiving and interpreting movement, and practice moving with our dance musicians' scores. We'll also consider what movement principles and priorities underlie the techniques we employ, and compare them to those of other dance styles and cultures. How do these influence the dances that result? Going a step further, we'll examine the final products of dance practice, the dances themselves; students will learn to read and analyze choreography in performances from a range of dance styles and cultures. Students will be expected to grapple with the studio work with commitment and rigor, view performances live in concert, and think in movement, style, and written word. No previous dance experience is necessary.