#2: Movement History Dance
We all have a movement history, because we’ve all been moving all our lives: Crawling, walking, running, dancing, hopping, skipping, throwing, swinging, rolling, nodding, waving, turning.
Let’s share our unique movement experiences and use them to make a dance. Let’s celebrate the people and practices that have helped define us as movers.
Consider how your past movement experiences have defined you as a mover.
In your house:
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOVEMENT HISTORY DANCE:
Sequence is determined by how you ordered the photos in your collage.
1. Shape #1 from photo #1,
2. Movement sequence from photo #1.
3. Transition: travel step. This is how you move from photo #1 to #2.
4. Shape #2 from photo #2.
5. Movement sequence from photo #2.
6. Transition: travel to photo #3.
7. Shape #3 from photo #3.
8. Movement sequence from photo #3.
DETAILS FOR THE DANCE VIDEO:
Suggested educational resources:
Smuin Ballet Company members Weston Krukow and Ben Needham-Wood explore the similarities between the competitive and artistic disciplines in a CSN Bay Area documentary dance short titled Baseballet. This is an excerpt titled, Run Around.
Abby Zbikowski: exploring the layered meanings of play. https://vimeo.com/217437456
Interview with Abby Zbikowski by Jill Randall: Life of a Modern Dancer https://blog.lifeasamoderndancer.com/2015/09/artist-profile-109-abby-zbikowski-champaign-illinois.html