Improvisation as Art and Physical Practice

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Improv. as Physical Practice
Spring 2023
Taught By: Juliette Mapp
Section: A

CRN: 13769

Credits: 1

This movement class is an opportunity to experience the exhilarating practice of dance improvisation. After years of navigating social distancing, we will use dance to investigate the creative nuances of sharing space. We will use different formats, including scores and somatic practices, to understanding improvisation as an art form that can be experienced through dancing. Students will dance alone and with other classmates and will spend time watching each other dance. Personal creativity will be encouraged through a rigorous investigation of historical improvisational forms and their context. We will explore the potential for improvisation to function as a community-building practice within and outside the studio. The class will focus on the moment-to-moment decisions improvisation allows and how kinesthetic choice-making is expressed in dance and outside the studio. No prior dance training is necessary. This class is open to all students interested in exploring their physical imagination.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Course in NY, not on campus (NN)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:20am EDT 3/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Building: 28 West 25th Street
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023