Sep 22, 2020
DAN 125 - Improvisation 2 credit hours - One hour of lecture and two hours of studio weekly; one term.
Preliminary course in exploring and developing spontaneous, independent movement activities in individual and in group settings. Students will build a movement vocabulary utilizing time, energy and spatial awareness.
Prerequisite(s): DAN 116 or DAN 121 or THA 116 or permission of department chair.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to move spontaneously through space.
- Navigate personal movement style.
- Evaluate peer movement style
- Move through the space alone
- Move through the space in groups
- Analyze a “situation” in a given space.
- Discuss the concept of energy as it relates to movement.
- Discuss the concept of time as it relates to movement.
- Discuss the concept of space as it relates to movement
- Discuss movement options in various situations
- Create an experience which calls for particular movement patterns
- Justify the chosen movement patterns.
- Apply information from required reading to an assigned non-verbal exercise
- Discuss the creative tools.
- Describe a situation where contact improvisation is utilized.
- Demonstrate the use of contact improvisation as a vital, compositional tool
- Perform a “structured” improvisational exercise.
- Evaluate movement dynamics within assigned framework
- Evaluate group work and options
- Evaluate individual work and optionsÂ¿Â¿TabÂ¿Â¿
- Demonstrate knowledge of history of improvisation
- Compose a brief research paper on the development of improvisation
- Demonstrate examples of improvisation based on historical knowledge
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking