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HESM (Health and Exercise Studies Minor)
320
032192
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Movement Improvisation
Movement Improvisation
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Health and Exercise Studies (24HES)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Physical Activity2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Autumn Mist Belk
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Physical Activity2020Nonone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Conceptually guided, spontaneous movement generation and invention reached through individual and group experiences.

This course allows students at all levels of dance study to grow as movers and artists, thus raising the artistic merit and expanding the possibilities in dance education and performance at North Carolina State University. As an entry-level course, dance is made accessible to students across all disciplines regardless of experience level through improvised movement, giving these students a greater understanding of the mind/body relationship. Movement Improvisation is also designed to increase students’ movement base for the students’ own choreographic endeavors (as part of courses DAN 272, HESM 328, and DAN 498).


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Additional Information
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Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:



  1. Demonstrate an increased personal movement vocabulary.

  2. Effectively use space, time, weight, and energy in improvised dances.

  3. Create solo and group movement happenings with artistic merit in form and content.

  4. Identify the historical origins of improvised performance.

  5. Evaluate dance and movement with sophisticated observational skills.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Discussion20Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the required text through participation in class discussions. Active participation in each discussion (four total) is worth 5% of the final grade. See syllabus for rubric.
Written Assignment30Students will write and submit online (through Moodle) a journal entry following each week’s class session. Journals should be a personal reflection on class exercises and problems. Discuss your responses to the following questions: What was difficult or simple for you and why? Did you learn anything from the problem? Has today’s exercise made you rethink a previous session’s outcome? Present, explain, and back up your ideas. Each journal entry (15 total) is worth 2% of the final grade.
presentation20Students will work together to create and present a structured improvisational performance based upon the principles learned in class. Students will be evaluated on clear and effective presentation of improvised dance concepts and compositional elements as well as successful collaboration among dancers in the group.
Participation30Students will receive daily participation grades during the ten (10) improvisation sessions. See syllabus for rubric.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction/Orientation/Safety1 hourReview syllabus and discussion of improvisation
How to “Fall” Correctly1 hourStructured individual movement explorations
Movement Invention: Sensation & Awareness6 hoursIndividual, partner, and group improvisational problems/exercises
Movement Invention: Imagery & Dynamics8 hoursIndividual, partner, and group improvisational problems/exercises
Form in Improvisation6 hoursGroup improvisational problems/exercises
The Theory of Free Play8 hoursDiscussions of the required text "Free Play"

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