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Kanta A Kochhar
Bothell Campus

Art Techniques

Develops intermediate skills and applications in one or more studio arts in order to enhance students' abilities as performers, arts creators, or educators. Recommended: B CUSP 197 or prior experience.

Class description

Primary focus will be on teaching Laban Movement Analysis--a system of movement fundamentals applicable to dance, theater, other forms of public presentation, and everyday movement.

Student learning goals

To gain a broad-based understanding of and capacity in Laban Movement at the intermediate level,

To contextualize contemporary interest in Laban Movement within a historical and theoretical frame, including seminal figures, artistic movements, and important socio-historical moments,

To develop capacity in Laban Movement and performance skills,

To develop strength, stretch, and range of mobility,

To expand the mover‘s expressive and qualitative range of movement and performance.

General method of instruction

Primarily a movement/dance class with some workshops on concepts and related mini-lectures.

Recommended preparation

Beginning Modern dance or some form of movement or athletic training.

Class assignments and grading

Class participation, small group composition work, self-evaluation sheets, application assignment, mid-term and final exams.

1. Growth and Development 50 points Continuous Assessment on Studio Work (including self-evaluation/reflection) 2. Application assignment 20 points 3. Midterm Evaluations 15 points In Class 4. Final Evaluations 15 points In Class

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kanta A Kochhar
Date: 11/08/2012