The focus of this class is an ongoing awareness of the dancers’ facility while experiencing and assimilating new ideas and qualities. We will concentrate on efficient, articulate sequences, musicality and phrasing, nuance and gesture, with both set material and improvisatory modalities. We aim to sharpen the viewing eye when looking at movement detail. As the course progresses, we will focus on the creative process of choreography, developing new work along the way and driven by our deepened physical experience. Throughout the semester, we will continue to have a dialogue about dance, dance-making, and the dancing body.