Thursday, April 9, 2009

4-8-09_Pearlann Porter_Contemporary Jazz_GRW4

4-8-09_Pearlann Porter_Contemporary Jazz_GRW4

There were several different concepts getting flown around this class including staccato movements; the flowing of movement between staccato movements; and choosing where those movements would be punctuated. The punctuation was discussed as whether the movement was accenting the beat itself as in right on it, the light side of the beat, or the shadow of the beat. It's pretty cool stuff.

We also discussed initiation of the movement whether that starts in your foot vs. head etc. and how that can effect the transition between the end points.

So here are some photos I shot:

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