Body/Mind Improvisation: Contemplative Dance Practices

Using the four classical postures of mindfulness (lying down, sitting, standing, walking) as themes for endless variations into elegant dancing improvisation, this class explores creating spontaneous composition in the dancing lab. Surrounded by silence, music, and language, alone and together, with breath, posture, slow motion, and unexplained suddenness, we invite many delights! Dancing improvisation is full of opportunities for body-mind integration, "deep play," and artful incursions. We will practice solos, duets, trios, herds, flocks, and mobs. Prerequisites: any two PAR 200-level courses.
Course Number: PAR360
Units: 3.0