Modern Dance I|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This elementary modern dance class is above the introductory level with an emphasis on anatomically sound and efficient movement. Studio work, readings, and homework assignments focus on experiential anatomy and the development of strength, endurance, joint mobility, and technical skills necessary for working in dance technique, improvisation, and choreography.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
This course studies the elements of movement (space, time, energy and weight) in relation to the processes of embodiment and movement invention, construction and interpretation. Daily studio practice will provide the movement framework essential to interpret and discuss various phenomena related to technique as an artistic process, the culture of performance and the performance of culture. This course emphasizes mindful practice in developing the capacity of one¿s instrument, and the use of discerning judgment and interpretation in the collaborative process. Reading, writing and creative assignments are undertaken individually and in small groups. Through its emphasis on the practice of performance, Modern Dance Technique combines the categories of "interpretation" with "designing, creating, realizing."
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
|Examination and Assignments: |
Written assignments and weekly participation in group meetings outside of class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites: DANC111 or previous dance experience
Placement on this technical level required by permission of instructor. Please contact S. Lourie to set up a meeting during pre-registration, or come to her office hours: Tues. 12:30-2:00 and Wed. 2:00-3:00. Students with dance experience outside of Wesleyan may be allowed to pre-register.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to three times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Lourie,Susan F. Times: .M.W... 08:45AM-10:15AM; Location: SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 25
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|