DANCE 363R

Dance Improvisation, Intermediate

Dance College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Intermediate improvisational skills focused on impromptu creative problem solving and movement exploration.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

0

Fixed

3

Title

Evolving Movement

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to evolve movement over an extended period of time without losing spontaneity.

Title

Movement and Exploration

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to Move! To Explore!  

Title

Suspending Judgement

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to learn how to suspend judgment.

Title

Breaking Comfortable or Limiting Movement Patterns

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to break comfortable and limiting movement patterns, dancing in ways that you have not moved before.

Title

Form and Definition in Movement

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to evolve movement "in the moment" with a sense of form and definition (beginning, middle, end) thus "finding the dance" in the instant of exploration and improvisation.

Title

Improvisation and Muscle Readiness

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to develop improvisational skills of "muscle readiness".

Title

Recalling Movement

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to practice recalling movement.

Title

Spontaneity

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to "call up spontaneity at will".

Title

Improvisational Structures

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to practice relating to other dancers in various improvisational structures.