Kanta A Kochhar
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.
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.
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