Welcome to your Modern III course for Spring 2013.
I am excited to get to know you over the next several weeks. As you can see from the syllabus, class will cover many somatic principles. This class is somewhat of an overview of somatic principles interfaced within a technical dance practice class. This format has been extremely useful in initiating a learning process that aims to complement the existing technique classes that you have experienced here at CSULB. These introductory lessons into worlds of learning that each somatic idea can provide may seem overwhelming at times and difficult to process but I ask that you allow it so soak through rather than trying to learn and know everything – this is impossible in 15 weeks. Instead, I want you to look for ways to integrate the principles of each topic, however small the effort may seem, into all other aspects of your dancing life. It is also useful to look at commonalities and ‘best practices’ that each lesson may provide rather than focusing on what is not working or what is not looking and feeling aesthetically unappealing. This class will center around a technical practice, an awareness of yourself through movement and an accumulation of ideas and imagery. You will be challenged in a different way, perhaps in terms of undoing, re-patterning and through profound inquiry.
I hope you will enjoy getting lost with me and finding out more about ourselves in the process…
See you on Wednesday, 11:00-12:15 in Studio 2 for screening. On Friday, we will look over the syllabus – please bring a copy to class. My office hours are Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm and Friday 1:00-2:00 pm. You may also schedule an appointment to meet in person anytime.
All the best,
“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” – Niels Bohr