Use of guided movement explorations, partner work,, readings, and discussion to explore structural and, functional aspects of the body and anatomy with, the goal of increasing efficiency of movement and, physical coordination. Use of imagery supports, dynamic alignment, breath, mobility/stability,, relaxation, and partner work including massage,, with a main focus on the skeletal system and, elements of muscle and organ systems, as well as, the relationship between the body and, psychological/emotional patterns. Extensive, journal writing.
Use of guided movement explorations, partner work,, readings, and discussion to explore structural and, functional aspects of the body and anatomy with, the goal of increasing efficiency of movement and, physical coordination. Use of imagery supports, dynamic alignment, breath, mobility/stability,, relaxation, and partner work including massage,, with a main focus on the skeletal system and, elements of muscle and organ systems, as well as, the relationship between the body and, psychological/emotional patterns. Extensive, journal writing.
Physical investigation into gravity, momentum,, and weight sharing between two or more bodies., Specific skills such as falling, perching, and, rolling point of contact; readings and video, assignments help to place CI in a historical,, social, and artistic context.
Introduction to social dance forms, including, ballroom and Latin styles: waltz, foxtrot, swing,, cha-cha, tango, salsa, rumba, merengue, bachata., Students will learn the basic techniques of, leading and following, footwork, body placement,, stylization, etiquette, and musicality. Reading,, lectures, and film will provide historical and, social context for each dance.
Introduction to the expressive principles,, components, and processes of design. Projects and, exercises explore conceptualization of story-based, ideas as well as introduce the challenges and, rigors of collaboration. Basic visual, communication and expressive forms for theatre, practitioners, but the skills involved are widely, applicable to all design disciplines. Foundation, course for advanced work in the theory and, aesthetics of theatrical design. Fee.
Survey of the premodern global history of theatre, and performance from its earliest ritual, manifestations to the late 18th century., Performance traditions, plays, theories, and, dramatic expressions from Europe, the Middle, East, Africa, and Asia. Emphasis will be placed, on the reciprocal relationship between, drama/performance and religion, the state, civil, society, and the individual. Students will study, primary materials, read and analyze plays,, examine documentary and pictorial evidence, and, engage both intellectually and creatively with, the material. Reading, discussion, research,, papers, exams, and creative projects.
Preliminary text analysis, preparation and staging, of play texts. Exercises and scene work exploring, the director's basic techniques, tools, and, procedures.