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DAN 115 - Modern Dance (4)

Addresses trends in modern dance. The emphasis will be on technical work that encompasses the entire body in a sense of wholeness, torque or specific set of energies. Movement may also be taught in combination with somatic practices thus adapted to safe practice for every level. American modern techniques may include those authored by Lester Horton, Katherine Dunham, Jose Limon, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Classes will be structured to emphasize a level-one movement vocabulary and will work up to basic phrase work. In-class learning will be augmented by video showings and brief readings. Students will be required to analyze their experience learning new technique in relation to textual and filmed sources. Spring.