Initiation and Sequencing
(ages 14 & up)
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, Saturday, August 13, 2022
The Roseboro Hotel Ballroom
with David Grenke & TICM Dance/Theater
The physical vocabulary will draw heavily from ThingsezIsee’m Dance/Theater repertory. The roots of this work are in “contraction-based techniques and “physical theater approaches to movement generation styles.” The embodied work will be extremely physical while engaging with both micro and macro levels of applied practice and analysis. The course will also explore fundamentals of Modern Dance technique that stress the development of movement generated both from instinctive and an analytical approaches, and prescriptive and directed methodologies. The roots and history of these techniques will be discussed throughout the class.
We will continue to enhance and develop concepts of correct body alignment, strength, and flexibility, as well as a strong center or core from which to initiate movement, and to enhance the unique physical language that each individual possesses. Other approaches will be utilized through the use of breath and voice, skeletal and muscular placement, moving from the spine, contraction technique, and movement intention. The course will take the student through as broad a series of physical processes as possible, developing each student’s instinct of movement, enabling them to move with greater speed and power, clarity, and intention. It will also focus on enhancing the unique physical language of each student, and developing a greater physical and emotional range through movement.
We will work on:
- Dynamic range of movement.
- Development of subtlety and nuance.
- Initiation of movement in relation to its intention.
- Focus, phrasing and musicality.
- Moving in relation to others in unison and non-unison, in both large and small groupings.
- Fine and Gross motor skills