Approaches to Contemporary Dance and Movement Practices

This advanced studio course compares diverse approaches to contemporary dance, improvisation and black diasporic forms to explore how dance training fuels individual development, choreographic process and aesthetic research. This course both explores movement techniques designed to advance a student’s biomechanical understanding of their body and exposes students to leading trends in the development of new movement languages created by choreographers. Knowledge gained through comparative embodied practice allows students to form research built on a synthesis of influences that have shaped current movement research and choreography.

Special Information:

Kyle Abraham will be joined by guests to lead classes in contemporary techniques and teach excerpts of repertory from A.I.M by Kyle Abraham and companies such as Hubbard Street Dance and New York City Ballet. Current dance certificate students and potential dance certificate students are encouraged to apply and will be given priority.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:

Significant dance experience in any form and a curiosity and interest in contemporary forms, improvisation, and black diasporic practices. Students should email Prof. Tina Fehlandt,, with questions and to ask for permission to enroll.




Mondays + Wednesdays,
4:30 - 6:20 PM


Kyle Abraham