Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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THR 190 Modern Dance Technique I 2cr

This course teaches basic concepts in modern dance technique. Students are introduced to basic theories of contact/release and fall/recovery. They develop relaxation techniques, control of center, alignment, balance, and flexibility, and they develop articulation of body parts with particular attention to the torso. Positions and sections of the body and transitions are explored. Foundation standing techniques are at the core of daily lessons. Dance elements (space, time, and energy or force) are explored and developed in class. The concepts of focus and performance are introduced.
Triad: Artistic Expression (Partial fulfillment)