Feb 05, 2023  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

DANC 231 Embodied Practices Within Mixed Ability Communities

1.5 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This elective studio practice course explores the teaching philosophy, methodology, and artistic practice of ‘DanceAbility’ founded by Alito Alessi. Students will have studio seminars exploring the movement principles and exercises developed in this method. As an improvisational workshop, students explore the ideas of sensation, relationship, time and design in regards to self-movement, moving with others, community, and the environment. The students will have the opportunity to dance with different populations outside the university studio settings dancing with senior centers and other special populations. No dance experience needed and all abilities are welcome. The course takes place in a wheelchair accessible building and studio.

This course may be completed 2 times for credit