B CUSP 197
Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity. Offered: AWSp.
This course provides the opportunity to understand and experience dance as a physical practice, creative art, and academic discipline. Sessions will involve exercises for body strengthening (yoga/pilates), basic knowledge of movement concepts, history and vocabulary of some paramount dance forms (ritual dance, ballet, modern and contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom and Japanese butoh) and the engagement in conscious practice of simple dance combinations from each of these techniques.
Student learning goals
To demonstrate good levels of body awareness, rhythmic ability and flexibility
To improve body alignment and muscle strength
To understand dance as an art form and personal practice
To skillfully execute simple movement combinations
To demonstrate knowledge of some paramount dance forms
General method of instruction
Participation: 70% Written Reflections 10% Collaboration & Commitment 10% Asignment 10%
Class assignments and grading