Jul 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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D 178 - Contemporary Dance 2

2 Credit(s)

Modern dance technique is introduced with focus on three-dimensional use of the spine and torso, joint articulation and mobility, core strength, expressivity and spatial awareness. Given realistic progressive development, students will advance to Modern 2 after one term. Contents and expected learning proficiencies of this course vary from term to term. May be repeated up to 12 total credits.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:

1. Efficient alignment

2. Articulation of hip-joint and feet

3. Placement and mobility of the scapula and arms in weight support and port de bra

4. Mobility of the spine and head-tail connection and ability to move in various spatial directions

5. Ability to remember and perform short movement phrases

6. Ability to release weight and to actively move body weight in and out of the floor

7. Demonstration of the center versus off-center movement and weight shifts

8. Explorations in modern dance concepts: space dynamics, rhythm, and improvisational structures

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