Monday, October 5, 2015
Gallim Dance Company
Today we learned how dancers use their senses to invoke dance rather than just their memory. When you match a movement with a sensation (or imagination as it was put for us) your body can act it out more accordingly because you are believing it is actually occurring. For example, when we imagined are arm being filled with lead down to the fingertips we began slumping and feeling the strain of this imaginary weight. I thought the most interesting part of today was the idea of the fovea and dancing. When we focus our attention ahead (in the fovea range) we access the cones in our eyes. However, when we move our heads and eyes are rods come into play which allow the detection of movement which in turn makes the body movement more fluent.