Welcome to THEA 33C – Dance Studio I (Fall 20134)
I can’t believe it was 100 degrees yesterday in Santa Cruz – and we’re already into October… I wonder how you felt about the heat coming so late in the year? Was it hot this time of year last year? How does your body adjust to these conditions?
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 (mind-body practices). This class is somewhat of an overview of somatics 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, 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 2:00-3:00 pm (by appointment). You may also schedule an appointment to meet in person outside of these hours. My office is in J-14. Email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,