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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: DAN1007 Module Title: MOVEMENT ANALYSIS & ANATOMY
Module Provider: Dance,Film & Theatre Short Name: DAN1007
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: JOHNSON-JONES EJ Dr (Dnc Flm Thtr)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Semester 1

Assessment Pattern
Portfolio of movement studies and related materials that demonstrate the student’s systematic development of analytic skills in different modes of movement analysis especially anatomical and Laban analysis.  
Assessment rationale:
The compilation of a portfolio of movement studies and related materials that progress in complexity is designed systematically to build students’ skills and confidence in observation, movement analysis, and application of anatomical principles.
Module Overview
Module Aims
·        To establish the relationship between Experiential Anatomy and Laban Movement Analysis.
·        To develop an understanding of the somatic approach and its application to body awareness.
·        To develop an understanding of the relationship between dance training, fitness, health and injury prevention and body awareness.
·        To introduce the principles of Laban Movement Analysis and Labanotation to assist the development of body awareness and an understanding of structures and functions of the body.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:
·        Awareness of the role of movement analysis to the understanding of
movement related activities such as performance studies and
·        Fundamental understanding of the somatic approach to body awareness.
·        Fundamental understanding of Experiential Anatomy.
·        Understanding of the relationship between anatomy and movement analysis.
·        Awareness of related electronic resources.
Cognitive/Intellectual Skills:
·        Ability to analyse and record movement in Anatomical, Labanotation and Body Organisation modes.
·        Ability to apply principles of anatomy to: personal injury prevention, development of body awareness, perform a range of different dance techniques safely.
·        Ability to apply Anatomy, Laban Movement Analysis and Labanotation to related
programme modules including performance studies.
·        Ability to utilise related electronic sources and resources effectively.
Practical/Key Skills:
·        Ability to apply notation related concepts to movement activities in general.
·        Ability to transcribe material from one source into another form.
·        Ability to apply anatomical principles to related movement activities.
·        Sensory and overt awareness of both physical and mental stress factors and methods of managing these.
·        Ability to access and utilise related resources in text and electronic form.
·        Ability to utilise key Labanotation software.
Module Content
·        Elementary level Labanotation, Body Organisation and Experiential Anatomy 
·        Application of Laban Movement Analysis , Labanotation, and Experiential Anatomy to programme related modules including performance studies.
·        Information Technology related to Laban Movement Analysis, Labanotation
and Anatomy.
·        Introduction to Somatics and a selected range of body practices that use this
·        Exploration of important practices such as warming up, correct alignment, posture,
adequate nutrition etc. on the dancing body and the effects of stress, fatigue, illness etc.
·        Electronic sources and resources.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Lecture, seminar, laboratory, e-based.
Selected Texts/Journals
Required reading:
Bartenieff, I & Lewis, D.  Body Movement Coping with the Environment, London;
                        Gordon and Breach, 1993.
Beck, J. & Reiser, J. Moving Notation a Handbook of Musical Rhythm and Elementary
                        Labanotation for the Dancer. Canada: Harwood Academic Publishers,
Calais-Germain, B. Anatomy of Movement. Seattle: Eastland Press. 1991
Dell, C. A Primer for Movement Description Using Effort-Shape and Supplementary
                        Concepts. New York: Dance Notation Bureau, 1970
Grabowski, S. & Tortora, G. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. New York:
    John Wiley & sons, Inc., 2000.
Hackney, M.      Elementary Reading Studies in Labanotation. New York: Dance
                           Notation Bureau, 1983.
__________.     Making Connections total Body Integration Through Bartenieff
                         Fundamentals. London: Gordon and Breach, 1998.
Howse, J & Hancock, S. Dance Techniques and Injury Prevention. London: Routledge,
Hutchinson, A.  Labanotation The system of Analyzing and Recording Movement:
                         London: Routledge, 2005.
________.      Dance Notation The Process of Recording Movement on paper. London:
                        Dance books, 1984.
Miles, A.           Labanotation for Ballet Dancer. New York: Dance Notation Bureau,
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Manual of Nutrition. London: The
                            Stationary Office. Latest edition.
Parsons, T.      An Holistic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology. United Kingdom:
                        Thompson, 2003.
Topaz, M.       Elementary Labanotation: A Study Guide. New York: Dance Notation
                        Bureau, 1996.
Last Updated

25th November 2009