2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CDANC 2000 Modern Dance I

This course is designed for training in the fundamental skills of modern dance technique. Students will focus on body awareness and alignment, as well as learning movement combinations that will enhance their understanding of spatial relationships and design. The second objective will be the exploration of creativity and expression through original movement. Students will be expected to work improvisationally and collaboratively in this course. Lastly, through class lecture time, discussion, and readings, students will discuss the historical perspective on the growth of modern dance in the United States. Emphasis will be on the early modern dance pioneers.