Locomotor, Negative Space and Positive Space with Daniel Do

Move with Daniel Do as he teaches a creative movement class! Below the video is a written outline of the class.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explore different loco-motor pathways and levels
  2. Explore positive and negative space

BEGINNING / INTRODUCTION
Explain the rules:

  1. Good listeners who can pay attention
  2. Define the movement space and boundaries
  3. Be creative

WARMUP
Students will begin class with a head to toe exploration as they isolate each body part with movement.

EXPERIENCE AND IDENTIFY
Students will move on to exploring locomotor pathways (forwards, backwards, and sideways). Then the students will add exploring levels in space (high, medium, and low) and playing with time (fast and slow).
The next part of class with be about exploring positive and negative space with a piece of furniture in the movement space. Positive space is the space that the body takes

CREATE AND PERFORM
Students will create an exploratory dance choosing on their own when to investigate positive and negative space with different body parts around the object.

REFLECTION

  1. What are different levels in space you can explore?
  2. How can you explore all of the positive and negative space around your house?

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Daniel Do was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. During his time there he had the pleasure to perform works by choreographers including Shaun Boyle, Juan Carlos Claudio, Katie Faulkner, Molly Heller, Satu Hummasti, Stephen Koester, Sharee Lane, Stephen Petronio, and Lesley Telford. He has performed at various festivals such as ACDA, Breaking Ground: Dance and Film Festival, Fringe Festival, RAW Artists, and Women in Dance Leadership Conference. After graduating college, he relocated to Portland, Oregon where he collaborated and performed with Polaris Dance Theatre, Shaun Keylock Company and presented his choreography at the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work. He was also selected as a guest dancer with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company and the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance for their Alwin Nikolais France tour. Now back in his hometown, he has presented a co-choreographed work at the 2018 Brine Dance ‘Na’ show. Additionally, he is a member of the project-basedcompany, Cat + Fish Dances. This is Daniel’s first season with RDT.