Making Dances: Creative Process in Motion
NEW! Last Updated: 11/12/2009
Faculty: Rob Esposito dance
Major areas of study include modern dance, aesthetics, and consciousness.
Class Standing: This all-level program accepts up to 40% freshmen as well as supporting and encouraging those ready for advanced work.
This focused one-quarter program centers on progressive study in Laban-based modern dance composition/choreography. Activities include technique, theory/improvisation/seminar, and composition classes. Technique is based in basic anatomy and principles of dance kinesiology, not style, period or ethnicity. Students learn how to make dances from their own sensory, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral experience by developing skills in modern dance technique, theory/improvisation, composition, performance, and critical analysis.
This multidimensional approach to creative dance develops a kinesthetic vocabulary drawing on linguistics, poetics, architecture, visual arts, art history, anatomy, and choreography. The course includes units on diet, injury prevention, and somatic therapy. Strength, range, poise, and depth are developed though Pilates-based floor barre and Hanna/Feldenkrais-based Somatics. Seminar will focus on building verbal and non-verbal skills aimed at critical analysis of the history of art, choreography, and their socio-cultural contexts. Writing will focus on the development of a journal using action language, visual art, and poetics. The program culminates with a Week Ten concert of student and faculty and/or guest choreography.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in expressive arts, criticism, dance, and movement therapy.
|November 12th, 2009||New program added.|