Performance Project: Memories, Present Moments, and Movements Merge

Spring

In this course, students will participate in developing the template for the choreography.  Each will have the opportunity to share histories, experiences, fables, or current personal, community, and world issues around a selected theme. The instructor as the main choreographer will employ the dancers’ input with stories and movement ideas. The work will include students speaking live or in recordings. Dance vocabulary will focus on abstract enhancement of storytelling; high energy contrasts; extreme clarity in lines, articulation, and momentum; and broad use of space. Dancers will be coached to achieve hig- level performance skills, including expressions of the theatrical within the dance.