Welcome to THEA 33 – Advanced Introduction to Modern Dance (Fall 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 practices interfaced within a technical dance practice class. 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 10 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 artistic/creative life. 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 Tuesday. My office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm (by appointment). You may also schedule an appointment to meet in person outside of these hours.

All the best,


PS – I will be teaching a one-time only Adv. Contemporary Technique class at Motion Pacific on Monday, 9/30, 7:45-9:15 in case you wanted to get a head start…


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