Dance explores the movement of the human body for artistic expression.
DREAM WITH YOUR FEET
The goal of the minor is to create well-rounded dance artists who are effective collaborators, literate in the study of dance (written, verbal and practical) and able to critically analyze dance performance.
You’ll have the opportunity to showcase both dance and choreography skills in at least two professional dance shows per academic year. We encourage you to explore dance both intellectually and physically in class and on stage.
Leadership skills, collaboration skills, communication skills—dance refines all of these. We help you recognize the many influences that inform dance today and to incorporate these ideas into your own dance work.
I’m collaborating with a fellow choreographer on a performance piece reflecting the theories of dance pioneer Rudolf Laban and the body in the digital age. I’d call myself an enthusiastic motivator, and I like to help actors create movement choices.
B.A., Hunter College
Certified movement analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies
Certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering® and somatic movement educator, School for Body-Mind Centering®
I’ve designed sets for many New York and regional theatres including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, American Globe Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and the Bickford Theatre. I also manage to find time to play drums in a klezmer band.
M.F.A., New York University
the use of the body in the genres of jazz, ballroom, swing and tap in “Movement for the Musical Stage”