teaching dance
full syllabus




rainbow trajectory

• Kinetic Awareness®
 
fundamentals of your movement
   learn to sense, understand and move from your individual body-mind
   explore and develop the full depth of your unique ablities
   prevent and heal injuries, for life-long dancing

   more information (external website)





• available tension :
  bridging technique /
hyper.ballet
   a comprehensive dance technique
   for the contemporary dancer
  
   when applied to bridging towards European Classical Ballet and its derivates,
   it becomes hyper.ballet ...

 
  


  level I
- fundamentals:
  body sense, articulation, dynamics
 
   exploring awareness of the moving body
   low to medium tension levels, exploring and developing higher levels ...
   functional anatomy
   organic, bodymind-centric use of space


   approaches:
    -
Kinetic Awareness®
    - Developmental Movement patterns
    - Release
    - vocal sounding
    - contact improvisation


  optional additional, encoding systems:
  further preparation & inspiration towards level II

    - Masunaga Meridian/Zen-Shiatsu stretches
    - Bartenieff Fundamentals
    - Fundamentals Series developed by Jacques van Eijden, based on Developmental Movement

    - elements from European Classical Ballet, Limňn technique, Graham technique
   
- Laban movement analysis and notation

recommended complements:
- Axis Syllabus
- UZAZU
- Capoeira **

- Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan **
- Chakra work **





  level II - applications:
  space, time, character
-

  / hyper.ballet
    sensitive energy
 
    application of level I to
   - high tension levels
  
- geometric shapes / spatial patterns
   - performance

    approaches:
    - Cunningham technique and vocabulary
    - Eshkol-Wachmann spatial system and notation
    - character work in dance performance


recommended complements:
- Viewpoints (Overlie, Black)
- body-friendly acrobatics
- acting techniques
- Hula Kahiko (Traditional Hawaiian) **
-
Danse Sabár (Sénégal) **
- Kathakali (India) **
- Jíng Jíu ("Chinese opera") **






ADDITIONAL STUDY:

• improvisation / composition

 
available tension & con·sens·us
   principles for (group) improvisation and live-process (group) composition
   indoors and outdoors


  
Open Form Composition strategies
   intentionally using "open" and "closed" elements and directives in a dance composition
   "open" - the movements can change in the moment of performance
   "closed" - pre-specified ways of movement must be performed in a certain way
  
   approaches:
   - instant composition: memorizing techniques
   - chance-based composition
   - dance scores

  
elements from other disciplines:
    music, drama, set design


• analysis
  introduction to movement analysis and notation
  approaches:
   - simplified Laban Movement Analysis
   - Eshkol-Wachmann notation
   - Six Viewpoints


  
simplified Semiotic analysis applied to dance/performance
  from the example of visual arts to the performing arts: 
   - what makes a style, a piece, a performance?
   - how does it work?
   - in which context
   - for who?





  **
  DISCLAIMER


  THIS SYLLABUS IS DERIVED FROM LONGTIME EXPERIENCE AND STUDY OF EUROPEAN- 
  DERIVED DANCE TRADITIONS. IT IS A FURTHER DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THESE
  TRADITIONS AND
OPEN TO ANYONE WHO TAKES INTEREST IN THE STUDY
  THE AIM IS TO PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY, LONGLIVED FUNDAMENT FOR A   
  LIFETIME OF DANCING. MANY OTHER APPLICATIONS, ALSO TO OTHER KINDS OF DANCE,
  ARE POSSIBLE FROM THIS BASIC-FRAME, IF DESIRED.

  AS A FORMATION FOR A PROFESSIONAL DANCER OF THE 21ST CENTURY,
  THE ABOVE SYLLABUS IS INCOMPLETE WITHOUT SERIOUS AND COMMITTED STUDY OF 
  NON-EUROPEAN DANCE TRADITIONS



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