Building Physical Literacies: Practices in Contemporary Dance

This advanced studio course compares practices and performance methods of diverse approaches to the body and community in contemporary dance. Through a comparative embodied approach, students will train intensively with a rotating faculty to develop physical research built on a synthesis of experiences. The course exposes students to leading developments in improvisation and choreography and examines their philosophical, cultural and physiological underpinnings. Select readings and viewings provide a lens to examine how dance and movement training fuels individual development, choreographic process and aesthetic research.

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




Tuesdays, Wednesdays + Thursdays,
4:30-6:20 PM


Rebecca Lazier