Contemporary Dance Practices A

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Dance Practices A

Fall 2019

Taught By: Molly Poerstel

Section: A

CRN: 3020

Credits: 1 OR 2

This course continues the study of practices and principles of contemporary dance, as informed by the particular experience and performance history of each teacher. A primary focus is to help students find a connection to the floor from which they can stretch and move out into space. Attention is given to educating the body to move with specificity; to sharpening each student's rhythmic, spatial and energetic acuities; and to augmenting each student's range of qualitative possibilities. The course, which utilizes movement practices that are being utilized by some of the field's most progressive choreographers, will give students experience learning choreographed sequences, while also fostering students' ability to self-direct as movers. Prerequisite: a previous Moving with Somatics or Contemporary Dance Practices course, or permission of instructor or dance program director is required. Space is limited and priority is given to dance concentrators. Note: This course is offered for variable credit: First year dance concentrators and others taking this course for the first time, and who do not meet the pre-requisite, should register for 2 credits/MWF classes; students who meet the pre-requisite should register for 1 credit/MW classes only.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Off-Campus (OC)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 19

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:36am 9/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Times: 10:00am - 11:30am



Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019