Experience a radical shift in ways of perceiving, learning, understanding and training the dance artist in technique, choreography, and performance.
The MF curriculum emphasizes training the dancer through sensory awareness, proprioception (the body’s neurological knowledge of itself in space) and imagery. This curriculum proposes to develop dance artists who understand how to move while cultivating movement vocabulary and intention. This curriculum proposes agency for the dancer, challenging the evolution and expansion of ideals and ideologies held in traditional dance forms.
MF’s standards for agency, artistic refinement and inclusion promote diversity in body shapes, range in ages and abilities, self-reliance, and economic access to dance practice and performance.
The MF curriculum has been in practice since 2001, and presented at national and International conferences because of its radical proposals for change in dance training.
Movement Fundamentals—Liberating Practices for the Dance Artist, copyright Jane Hawley, 2001.