Ctmp Dan Mod 3 Reperto

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Theater and Dance

Course Number: 
117
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course will include technical investigations of weight sharing, body-part manipulations, off-balance support, lifting and being lifted, negative space, resistance, and various ways of harnessing forces of momentum. How can we move with confidence, spatial awareness, and fearless agency when in close proximity and in contact with other bodies?  Duets, trios, and groups will be challenged to kinetically build set partner dances with repeated opportunities in the last part of class to perform, often with the added challenge of speeding up.

The repertory portion will draw from the material generated in class to create a larger piece, with final performances near the end of the semester in Holden Theater. There will be one weekly rehearsal (Friday 4-5:30) as a full group and TBA individual rehearsals to build solo material. Several rehearsals will also be added close to the performance date.

Spring semester.  Five College Professor Matteson.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
THDA-117-01-1213S

Course Sections

Ctmp Dan Mod 3 Reperto
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Paul Matteson

pmatteson@amherst.edu

MWF 04:00PM-05:30PM

WEBS 117