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Human movement is human communication. This nonverbal expression of ideas, feelings, abstraction, and relationships involves both an interior process of self understanding and an exterior decision to share with others. Dance systematizes movement to create visual design, to explore the regular and irregular rhythms of life, and to express the cultural myths and values that define a people. It complements the rhetorical and dramatic exploration and creation of identity, reality, and community.
Touring companies of dancers from other areas of the world, the nature of our own country as a land of migrated people, and the necessity of thinking globally make it imperative that students understand all approaches to nonverbal creativity. Thus, our program explores choreography, kinesiology, dance history, and criticism from a variety of perspectives both theoretical and applies.
In light of the above principles, the mission of the Dance program focuses on intellectual understanding of the systems of motion, performance opportunities for creative expression, and collaborative efforts that create synergy.
Students of dance are equipped to utilize their awareness of dance as communication in many career fields such as dance therapy, education, health, and performance. All interaction with others is enhanced, as well, by an ability to use one's body as an additional communication channel.
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