98年第2學期-2340 音樂與律動 課程資訊
|出席率及期末表演||100||Your grade is based on participation. In addition, there will be a final dance/music project that will be judged by both the instructor and the students.|
本課程名額為 15人，已有12 人選讀，尚餘名額3人。
This course explores both movement and music as a means of expression. Through movement, dance, and music activity students should develop a clearer understanding of rhythmic patterns and musical phrasing as well as a keener sense of expressing their musical ideas to an audience. We will draw on dance, music, and theater improvisation for much of the format of each class. But we will also explore concepts found in Orff, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Chi-Kung, and Alexander Technique.
The class is about “doing” not “thinking.” A performer must be free of technical problems when on stage. All emphasis must be placed on communicating a musical ideas, character, or movement gesture to the audience. But far too often inexperienced performers are not free to express. Rhythm must be felt, a kinesthetic response, rather than a thinking process. A great emphasis will be placed on rhythmic activity in all classes. Improvisation is also an activity of immediacy, thus, much of the class time will be spent on the improvisational process.
In order to move towards decision-making in performance, there will be projects devoted to choreographing short sections of musical works as well as performing those works on a preferred instrument. It is the belief of the instructor that by being involved in the creative process, that the students will develop a clearer sense of the entire process involved in dance and music. A few sessions will also be devoted to learning Renaissance dances and some Baroque steps.
Students are expected to attend all sessions. Your grade is based on participation. In addition, there will be a final dance/music project that will be judged by both the instructor and the students.