Fall 2008

Contemporary Dance Techniques

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-30H


Ariel R. Cohen (Section 02)
Marilyn M. Sylla (Section 01)


The study and practice of contemporary movement vocabularies, including regional dance forms, contact improvisation and various modern dance techniques. Because the specific genres and techniques will vary from semester to semester, the course may be repeated for credit. Objectives include the intellectual and physical introduction to this discipline as well as increased body awareness, alignment, flexibility, coordination, strength, musical phrasing and the expressive potential of movement. The course material is presented at the beginning/intermediate level. WEST AFRICAN. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Sylla. MODERN IV/V. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Cohen. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Pengelly. CONTACT IMPROVISATION. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Wolfzahn. MODERN II/III. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Carabetta. Fall semester.