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DAN 400 - Improvisation and Composition (4)

Improvisation is a way of making new movement, putting movement together, working with movement research and assimilating both new and old information by itself and as a set of tools in making improvised and set compositions. This course will teach students a variety of tools and methods in making improvisation, ways of employing improvisation in staged dance and experimental notions of how to make improvisations important to ideas about choreography. As methods of dance making as well as choreographies, improvisation(s) will be the central area of study in the course that will also result in some compositions. Students will be asked to read select texts and analyze video of choreographers’ work to enliven the class process, and use journals to notate the development of their creative processes. Students will perform their final projects. Prerequisites: DAN 203 and permission of instructor. See program director.