This course is designed to teach the basics of the human form and how that form inhabits space. The course will increase the students' awareness of their own bodies and will teach the fundamentals of their bodies' anatomy. As the students move their bodies through space, and begin to explore various movement patterns and shapes, they will also engage their voices in order to learn how physical postures change the quality, the tone, and/or the emotional expression of the vocal instrument. In addition, the course will ask each student to analyze his/her movement and vocal patterns and habits through a series of in-class exercises, and the students will explore variations of movement and voice in an effort to expand upon these habitual practices. In order to teach the often-complicated concepts discussed in this course, the instructor will use anatomical vocabulary, in-class exercises focusing on breath, body and movement, performance movement theory, and the student's own self-designed movement project.
Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.