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Jurg Peter Koch Faber
DANCE 406
Seattle Campus

Modern Dance Technique IV

Advanced technical skills applied to longer dance sequences. Includes expansion of movement vocabulary. Prerequisite: DANCE 405.

Class description

This a joint course between Modern IV and III. Please understand which class you are registered for as there are different expectations depending on the level of the class you take. Both classes build on your existing training.

At the advanced level you are expected to be familiar with studio practice, and analyze and integrated new material independently, with peers and by asking the instructor informed questions. You self-correct and apply both general and individual feedback.

I teach a non-codified contemporary dance class informed by Graham, Cunningham, Release based work and Integrated Dance. The class is structured progressively, providing a balance between repetition, developing existing material and introducing new phrases.

The first week of classes is used to place students in the appropriate level. Expect to be in one level for at least a year. It takes time and regular practice to understand, hone skills and truly improve. We will hold a collective midterm class meeting to give feedback and answer questions.

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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 Jurg Peter Koch Faber
Date: 03/26/2013