Summer 2005

ARTS 665 (DCMV ST)
Dance Deep: An Intensive for Dancers, Writers, and Theatre Artists

Lerman,Liz

06/20/2005 - 06/24/2005
Monday-Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Schoenberg Dance Studio

This five-day session focuses on dance-making by immersing participants in the sometimes radical approach to making art for which the Dance Exchange has become known. Designed for the advanced practitioner/performer, participants are invited to bring current artistic work or be ready to start something completely new. We begin each day with a physical warm-up; two concurrent sessions are offered: one for beginners and one with advanced offerings such as yoga, modern partnering, and improvisation. After the warm-up, creative sessions explore choreographic methods utilized in Dance Exchange practice. A major focus of the week's work will be tracking and becoming aware of one's own intuitive compositional approach, with participants collaborating across disciplines to discover new writing, speaking, and performing methods.

We will cover the following topics: stretching your ability to generate choreographic concept and movement material; building and broadening your individual movement strengths; finding your voice as a performer-both literally and figuratively; making the movement your own when learning ensemble works; collaborating in the art-making process; interacting constructively within a company; and preparing for the next steps.

An additional evening event will focus on Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process.

At the end of the week, new performance work will be shared in an informal setting.

Participants are expected to have substantial experience in developing creative projects. Some dance, movement, or performance experience is expected, but no specific type is required.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: Friday, May 27, 2005.


The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange stretches the expressive range of contemporary dance through explosive dancing, personal storytelling, humor, and a company whose age-range spans six decades. CRTS courses will be taught by Dance Exchange company members, with guest appearances by Liz Lerman and Peter DiMuro. LEAD 1201 will be taught by John Borstel, Humanities Director. See www.danceexchange.org.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
NO TEXT REQUIRED

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