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DAN 220 - Somatic Movement Practices II (4)

Somatic movement practices teach the body/mind new ways of working together so as to encourage more productive movement, safe practice, experiences of anatomy and stronger more resilient bodies. Since the 1970’s dance practitioners have incorporated somatics into their technique and this has shifted the way dance is produced and practiced in postmodern dance. Somatic practices may include Feldenkrais, Skinner, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Klein/Mahler. Body-Mind Centering, T’ai Chi, Yoga, Gaga and Alexander techniques. This course will include readings on somatic practices and require students to analyze their embodied experiences through a variety of methods. More advanced work in somatics will also including guided improvisations and journal writings. This course will expand upon work done in DAN 120 by incorporating another level of body/mind work conjoined with readings. Prerequisite: DAN 116 or 120. Every other year.