2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DAN 188 - Dance Improvisation

Credits: 2
Development of performance and compositional skills through the exploration and analysis of basic dance elements including time, shape, space, motion and dynamics.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Build an awareness of dance’s basic elements (i.e., time, shape, space, motion, dynamics) first exploring then evolving to a more confident presentational sense.
  2. Recognize improvisation as “instant choreography” and “instant performance” and the immediacy this implies. Student will receive a premise trusting his/her body and subconscious mind to define it without judgment - and later subject to conscious evaluation.
  3. Use improvisation in alternative performing spaces, relating improvisations to these new environments.
  4. Further use improvisation in the development of more facile and creative partnering skills.
  5. Combine the use of extra-dance stimuli - props, costumes, sound, etc., as improvisational catalysts.

Prerequisite: None

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