Fall 2008

Contemporary Dance Techniques

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-30H


Ariel R. Cohen (Section 02)
Marilyn M. Sylla (Section 01)


The study and practice of contemporary movement vocabularies, including regional dance forms, contact improvisation and various modern dance techniques. Because the specific genres and techniques will vary from semester to semester, the course may be repeated for credit. Objectives include the intellectual and physical introduction to this discipline as well as increased body awareness, alignment, flexibility, coordination, strength, musical phrasing and the expressive potential of movement. The course material is presented at the beginning/intermediate level. WEST AFRICAN. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Sylla. MODERN IV/V. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Cohen. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Pengelly. CONTACT IMPROVISATION. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Wolfzahn. MODERN II/III. Spring semester. Visiting Lecturer Carabetta. Fall semester.

THDA 30H - L/D

Section 01
Tu 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM WEBS 117
Th 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM WEBS 117

Section 02
M 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM WEBS 117
W 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM WEBS 117


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021