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An Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals
DANC 303 FA
The focus of this course is to learn the basic theories and principles of human movement developed by Rudolf Laban that includes historical background, the theoretical frameworks of Body, Shape, Effort, and Space,
(a written language for describing movement). This course will also include an introduction to the work of Irmgard Bartenieff that focuses on psychophysical connectivity to facilitate efficiency and expressivity in
The material will be introduced through observation, improvisation, exploration, composition, readings, group discussions, and movement assignments as both a methodology for observing/describing the structural and
aspects of human movement and a means of identifying personal movement preferences in order to introduce a greater range of functional and expressive movement. Laban Movement Analysis can be applied to and provide
into the study of history, anthropology, psychology, theater, physical therapy, and education as well as dance performance, choreography, teaching, and scholarship.
Baretnieff, Irmagard, BODY MOVEMENT: COPING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
Cell, Cecily, A PRIMER FOR MOVEMENT DESCRIPTION
Excerpts from Valerie Preston Dunlop, Marion North, Warren Lamb, Rudolf Laban, etc.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Periodic quizzes on reading assignments and class material, weekly movement/observation assignments, a final comprehensive take-home exam, a final project with application to a specific area of your own of interest.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Concurrent enrollment in dance technique or improvisation course preferred. This course serves as a prerequisite for all Laban/Bartenieff Certification programs.
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- Instructor(s): Roth,Brad
- Times: .M.W... 09:00AM-10:30AM; Location: SDC;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 20)
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts, Focused Inquiry Course
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI forms will be distributed by the instructor during the browsing period of pre-registration and must be submitted to the Registrar's office prior to the on-line registration appointment
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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