The goal of this introductory level class is to articulate new movement with a movement vocabulary that is a contemporary blend of forms. With a focus on finding the body’s full movement in space and time, this class asks students to relocate balance and to play with a range of full spinal and hip articulations. Students will learn their edges, contours and play with rhythm. Improvisational research is worked into the semester and students are asked to find new movement, work with movement taught or locate a pattern, contour or rhythm. The course includes weekly readings and brief dialogues on contemporary dance on a global scale and filmed representations.