2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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DNC 235 - Dance Partnering

Course unit(s): 0.5
Prerequisite(s): DNC 160 - Movement Workshop  and DNC 310 - Ballet III   or higher or DNC 340 - Modern Dance III  or higher.
This course is an introduction to and elaboration upon the foundational elements of various dance partnering techniques for trained dancers.  An experiential survey course, this class covers Contact Improvisation, Ballroom, Ballet, and other contemporary partnering idioms.  Manipulation, lifts, supports, and the development of a kinetic relationship are explored and integrated in a non-gender specific manner in this course through shared transfer of weight, momentum, leverage, counter-balancing, and moving in harmony.  This physical work is supported by theoretical readings and video, offering historical and/or cultural context.  The course culminates in a creative lab synthesizing the techniques learned.



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