DANC 241 Dance Improvisation

This class students will devote the semester to an in-depth study and practice of improvisation. Students will question the practice, nature and place of compositional improvisation. Students will examine ways to play with and cultivate methods that are both spontaneous and immediate, and carefully crafted and considered methods, whichever method is needed in the moment. Students will be attentive to the form and consider the traditions that make them manifest in our movement language. Students will be asked to engage with possibilities for radical re-organization and re-assessment. The class builds upon solo and ensemble works through engagement in a wide array of practices. Students will be called upon to contribute as a soloist and collaborator to build shapely, coherent, short and long pieces using improvisational elements.




DANC 111


Every other year