The Movement Lab works closely with the Barnard Dance Department and hosts multiple classes each semester, where students benefit from the lab function of our space and the technical resources we provide.
DNCE BC 3144 Coding Choreography
Wednesdays 1:10-2:25pm and Fridays 2:00-5:00pm
(Please note some Friday classes will be held at NYU)
This joint Barnard/NYU ITP course re-conceives interactive media as a form of choreographic intervention. Instead of asking how dancers can control media, we will turn the tables to ask how interactive systems can influence movement. To accomplish this, choreographers will learn to apply computational thinking to choreography and programmers will learn to apply choreographic thinking to computation.
DNCE BC 3560 Composition: ScreenDance
Tuesdays and Thursday; 10:10-12:00pm
The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of choreographing for the camera and the choreography of the camera when recording dance for all screens. Also called “Dance on Camera” or “DanceFilm,” this hybrid form of dance and film has been taking root in the global dance community in the last few years. This experiential, hands-on course requires all students to choreograph, dance, and film. Focusing on single-shot filmmaking, the duet of the camera and the dance creates a firm understanding of the interaction between the two, enabling students to create their own final short film. Readings and screenings will introduce the history and theory of the arena of experimental and interdisciplinary practice of this form. We will use this knowledge to inform the process, discussions, and product.
Prerequisite: Dance Composition Course and dance training or permission of the instructor.
ANAT BC 2573 Applied Anatomy for Human Movement &
ANAT BC 2574 Laboratory in Human Anatomy
Mondays and Wednesday; 10:10-11:25am; Lab: Monday 1:00-5:00pm
Class: Focuses on the physical sciences that relate to human movement and emphasizes functional anatomy. Topics include skeletal structure, physics of dance, muscular balance, and improving movement potential.
Lab: This new interdisciplinary laboratory course will introduce students to the practices of creative and scientific research in anatomy. The laboratory course will offer students “hands-on” opportunities to view cadaveric specimens, to collect, analyze and communicate scientific information/data related to anatomy and to explore the use of anatomical information to generate creative movement and choreography.