Approaches to Contemporary Dance and Movement Practices

This advanced studio course compares approaches to contemporary dance and movement techniques to explore how training fuels choreographic process and aesthetic research. Students will train intensively in Contact Improvisation, Gaga, Forsythe Technologies, and contemporary African dance, learning each form’s origin and theory to facilitate physical transformation. Workshops in modern and non-western forms will widen historic and global perspectives. Knowledge gained through a comparative embodied practice allows students to form research built on a synthesis of the influences that have shaped current movement research and choreography.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students must email Prof. Rebecca Lazier ( to request permission to enroll.





Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
4:30 - 6:20 pm


Rebecca Lazier