Dancers will be given an assignment and they will video their work, post in progress and finished on our you tube channel to share with the teachers and other dancers involved. All posts will be private and only available to those with the link.
Dances from the fall session comp class will be posted for dancers to see their work and continue with these projects independently. The link will be shared as soon as the videos are uploaded.
Independent Choreography Assignment #1
from 1/15 to 2/5 (3 weeks) first sharing by 1/22
Continue working on your piece from the fall as a solo
Optional First Assignment – Mask Dance
“Nothing is more revealing than movement. To me, the body says what words cannot. I believe that dance was the first art.”
“The body never lies.”
“The body is a sacred garment. It’s your first and your last garment; it’s what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor and with joy. But always, though, with blessing.”
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
After watching many virtual productions of the Nutcracker with masked dancers I think it is important to dance the mask. All I could see was a mask yet it was not being addressed. Any piece is tainted by the mask unless you turn off a part of your proprioception. Let’s address the mask as artists and create specific to this outer garment.
Mask and unmask. Explore these actions.
The masking and unmasking as a sacred ritual.
What does the body say masked? unmasked?
What is the soul saying inside the masked body?
Spend some time (5 minutes each) exploring some of these prompts/questions with movement. Create some movement phrases from your explorations. See if a beginning, middle and end evolve from these explorations.