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Modern Dance III
DANC 309
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.

This advanced-level class draws on multiple approaches to dance technique and the moving body. Some of these include modern dance techniques; contemporary/release techniques; contact and other improvisational forms; as well as somatic practices. Modern III focuses on the exploration of complex dance movement sequences, cultivating a specific and personal engagement with movement material, along with heightened attention to the subtleties of phrasing, initiation, and musicality. The course's primary aim is each individual's continued development as a strong, well-rounded, creative, and thoughtful dancer.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
This course is based on the practice of interpreting and performing movement. Moreover, this course emphasizes that interpretation requires practice. Through repeated practice the students' ability to understand, evaluate, contextualize and perform material deepens as they become more perceptive and attuned to subtleties in time, space, force, sources and contexts of the movement.
Designing, creating, realizing: Performance in the arts is neither treated as rote repetition, nor as the objective accomplishment of task. Performance combines the variable art of interpretation with the creative ability to actualize that interpretation in movement. Through its emphasis on the practice of performance, Modern Dance Technique combines the categories of "interpretation" with "designing, creating, realizing." Students will undertake readings from multiple disciplines and complete short written and movement assignments.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: DANC215
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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