Registration Deadline TODAY 1/26!
Professor: Dr. Thomas Hagood
Tuition: $520 member / $595 non-member
12 Weeks; 3 NDEO-Endorsed PDCs
Human beings are uniquely organized, from the shape of our ears to the ways in which we interact with the world through movement. Dancers and those who teach dance are aware of the stylistic (‘individual’) differences that exist among us as we move, both expressively and as we go about the daily business of life.
Dance theorists Margaret H’Doubler, Rudolf Laban, Josephine Rathbone, and Valerie Hunt developed taxonomies for articulating individual differences in human movement. Valerie Hunt’s approach, “Movement Behavior Analysis and Profiling” (MBA/P) and informed by Laban and Rathbone’s work, was developed during her years as professor of Women’s Physical Education at the University of California-Los Angeles. Conceptually it is closely related to LMA, but it includes discreet categorizations and considerations that provide it with a unique profile as a system for movement analysis. Both systems, LMA and MBA/P, are of value to the dancer and educator. In its simplified form MBA/P requires less training for its effective use. This twelve-week course will expose OPDI students to the content, organization, and use of MBA/P. The materials are presented, and a series of reflection papers, observations, and learning experiences are assigned to encourage your consideration of the information and its potential in communicating observed, individual differences in human movement. A comprehensive course manual developed by the instructor is supplied, supplemental readings and resources are cited.
Book required: None
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