Analysis Study 1

Dance Analysis has so far been a struggle for me this semester.  The concepts seem very vague and subjective, and my brain tends to work in concrete facts.  However, in our first study, the Body Articulation Duet, the concepts started to become clearer.  With a partner, we were to create a short movement phrase that…

Body Integration

Throughout the semester we have been focusing on technique and exploring how our body physically moves. But lately we have been investigating how our bodies move in a different way through artistry and performance quality. One of the awesome things about dance is that the same movement looks different on each and every person. When…

Body Connectivity

After focusing on our body and how it moves in its own space, we have now moved on in class to discussing how our body’s movement expands into our environment and other’s spaces. Essential to this discussion is the body in relation to time, space, dynamics, and other bodies. Timing is essential to dance, even…

Body Organization

Recently learning the “evil swing” combinations has illustrated just how much I have learned as far as alignment, breath, weight, and momentum. In the first few weeks of class we spent a lot of time focusing on the connection between our sits bones and heels. This is something I initially struggled with as I constantly…

…Body

“Come on over here with everybody.”  “Wow, you really are somebody.”  Inclusiveness, wholeness, and a sense of belonging are connotations of the words “everybody” and “somebody.”  In the social construct of the English language these words are viewed positively.  Humans have been forming groups and communities since the beginning of our history, even cavemen had…