DANC 206
Modern Dance II: Intermediate Modern Dance Fall 2021

Class Details

This course is designed for students with some experience with dance technique who wish to develop their skills specific to modern dance. Students will learn the physicality, aesthetics, and philosophy of the art form. We will build increased endurance, expanded vocabulary of movement, and will explore more complex use of space, with a focus on musical awareness and longer phrases of movement. Proper body alignment and use of breath, space, and music are emphasized. Live musical accompaniment will give students the opportunity to approach movement with varied and nuanced sound. Approaches to technique created by various founding figures in modern dance will be introduced where appropriate, in order to recognize the depth of styles and shared concepts at the root of the art form.
The Class: Format: studio; For .5 (P/F) or PE credit, full semester participation required.
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1940
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Quality of participation and progress made during the semester with the creative and physical concepts taught. Students will be assessed on their individual progress.
Prerequisites: Modern I and /or permission of the instructor; may be repeated for credit. If the student is unsure if their experience in dance provides enough preparation, or is not known by the instructor, they should seek permission of the instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: Students who have taken Modern I or other department dance courses with technique components, or who have previous study in a dance technique.
Unit Notes: May be taken for partial (.5 P/F) academic credit, or PE credit. For PE credit, register through the PE Dept. Students seeking .5 credit, contact instructor for enrollment procedure and assistance.
Distributions: No divisional credit

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