Multitudes: Contemporary Dance

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Body Multitudes: Contemporary Dance Technique and Repertory
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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
This course invites students to train in contemporary dance technique and build collaborative performance through the lens of multiplicity. When we move, are we just one body or are we more? The body is capable of moving and organizing itself in myriad ways. Our bodies carry our histories, influences, our knowledge of ourselves, and our ties to one another. In the studio and beyond, we will engage dance as a method to embrace and move with our unique capacities and histories. And we will experiment with movement as a way to find new neural pathways and possibilities. Contemporary dance technique classes (1 day/wk) include full-bodied dancing, principles and forms, somatic approaches, and improvisational techniques. The second class per week functions as rehearsal leading toward a culminating collaborative performance. All students will contribute toward the choreographic process and final performance. (Suggested: some prior experience of dance, theater, or other movement practice) (keywords: dance, movement, performance, body, embodiment)
Time and Narrative Students in this course can expect to spend 6 to 8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Multitudes: Contemporary Dance
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Lailye Weidman 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Music and Dance Building MAIN;Music and Dance Building MAIN