Modern Dance II|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This intermediate modern dance class will focus on moving with technical precision, projection of energy, dynamic variation, and proper alignment. Emphasis will be placed on learning movement quickly and developing awareness of space, time, and energy. Friday's class will be taught by different visiting artists.
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."
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance at assigned dance concerts, participation in group assignments, short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Experience at the intermediate modern dance level is a prerequisite for this course. Placement on this level requires the recommendation of a dance technique teacher from the previous semester and permission of the instructor, Susan Lourie, Dance Dept.
There are 12 Friday classes that are taught by two (six-week) Visiting Artists.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
Please contact Professor Susan Lourie for permission of instructor prior to pre-registration. In the fall contact the professor prior to attending the first class meeting.
|Instructor(s): Lourie,Susan F. Times: .M.W... 01:00PM-02:30PM; .....F. 12:30PM-02:30PM; Location: TST001; 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.|
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