Theater and Dance 219H - Dance Technique: Contemporary Partnering

Contemporary Partnering

Jenna Riegel

TU/TH | 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Amherst College
Webster Hall Room 117

In an atmosphere of curiosity, warmth and constructive risk-taking, this course investigates the dynamic possibilities of the moving relationships of our dancing bodies. We will practice and develop deep kinesthetic sensitivity and listening as we explore both an intellectual and embodied understanding of contemporary dance partnering basics such as weight sharing, momentum, counterbalance, force, fulcrums, tone and resistance. Directing our attention to cause and effect, our experimentation with different choices will guide our learning process. Skills to build trust and open communication, pillars of healthy dance partnering practices, are folded into every class. A half course. This course may be repeated for credit.

Limited to 20 students. Professor Jenna Riegel.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.