Fall 2020

Contemporary Dance Technique: Intermediate

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

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Jenna M. Riegel (Section 01)


This intermediate-level dance technique course is designed for students with previous movement experience who wish to deepen their work as dance artists through the continued development of physical and performance-related skills in Contemporary Dance. Infusing somatic inquiry and improvisational exploration alongside building-specific alignment/coordination connections in movement organization, this course is an ongoing experiment with a vast terrain of practices that energize and attune ourselves, both individually and together, to the interconnected wholeness of our moving form and being. We transcribe this physical research into the embodiment of increasingly complex and dynamic movement phrases, eventually dancing this material within expansive performance propositions and scores. Our intention is to practice moving with clarity, freedom, adaptability, and artistry, excavating a personal presence and unique movement expression in the moment of performance.

The course will likely be conducted in a combination of formats: online, and through in-person interaction whenever possible. Options for remote learning will be integrated into the course for those students unable to participate in person.

Limited to 20 students. Fall semester. Professor Riegel. 

If Overenrolled: Priority given to students at the intermediate level


Artistic Practice


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