Spring 2013

Contemporary Dance Technique Modern 3: Partner Dancing

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-117H


Paul D. Matteson (Section 01)


Technical investigations of weight sharing, body-part manipulations, off-balance support, lifting and being lifted, negative space, resistance, and various ways of harnessing forces of momentum. How can we move with confidence, spatial awareness, and fearless agency when in close proximity and in contact with other bodies?  Duets, trios, and groups will be challenged to kinetically build set partner dances with repeated opportunities in the last part of class to perform, often with the added challenge of speeding up. 

Spring semester.  Five College Professor Matteson.


Artistic Practice


2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020