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B.MusThe Movement Department

Tuition fee ₪12,000 per year
Application fee ₪460 one-time
More information

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Overview

The Movement Department trains dancers, creative artists, and movement teachers. It also offers its graduates the option of studying movement therapy. Students gain broad experience with a wide variety of dance styles, martial arts, movement and improvisation games, observation, thinking, and the practical use of Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation.

We work to ensure that students learn both movement and analytical skills while also developing kinesthetic, acoustical, visual and tactile sensitivity; students are expected to deepen their knowledge and sharpen their thought processes with regard to numerous topics in the realm of movement.
We are concerned with the movement of the individual, regardless of body shape or structure, and independent of any existing dance style or tradition. What we aim for is to enhance the mover’s control of his/her body, his/her ability to distinguish between the various components of dance and to develop them in accordance with his/her interests, imagination and personality.

Somatic and analytic body work, combined with the study of movement notation, open up possibilities for contemporary dance with a strong element of artistic freedom.

Areas of study specific to the Department:

1. Movement coursework: develops physical capabilities and awareness.

2. Movement and movement notation : coursework establishes the relationship between movement and its representation in writing.

3. Anatomy and the sensory system: Students learn about the structure of the body, its systems and how they function.

4. Movement coursework aimed at familiarizing students with various study methods and upgrading physical capabilities: Authentic movement; contact, release, Feldenkrais and others.

5. Dance performance: Performance based on reading scores and reconstructing a postmodern dance repertoire.

6. Improvisation: The art of creating and performing in real time. Improvisation as a method for work, performance and arts integration.

7. Composition: Dance composition guided by a complex approach encompassing formalism, abstraction and personal statement.

Programme structure

160 credits

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Aug 2022 23:59:59
Israel Time
Studies commence
Oct 23, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
31 Aug 2022 23:59:59
Israel Time
Studies commence
Oct 23, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Aug 2022 23:59:59
Israel Time
Studies commence
Oct 23, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
31 Aug 2022 23:59:59
Israel Time
Studies commence
Oct 23, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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