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Jurg Koch
DANCE 230
Seattle Campus

Alternative Movement Studies

Introduction to an alternative approach to movement study. Topics vary and may include pilates, yoga, Feldenkrais, or other somatic practices.

Class description

This course focuses on the praxis of dance integrating disabled and non-disabled performers with an emphasis on training and creating. In a very applied way the students learn to work with their diverse physicalities, life experience and dance backgrounds. In the daily technique classes, workshops and by creating a short piece, the course challenges and enables students to explore and develop their individual abilities within dance.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Using movement vocabulary and working processes informed by modern and contemporary dance we train and create together as a company. Via creative tasks, solo, group and partner work on a piece, which the students will perform in a showing at the end of the term.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The studio time includes the training of skills and working with creative assignments as well as the viewing of relevant dance works. Besides the contact hours there will be some movement and writing assignments for this course.

Participation, understanding of class principles and relative progress over the term are assessed continually. Understanding of class principles are also assessed in a final paper reflecting on the course.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jurg Koch
Date: 04/12/2005