A basic approach to modern dance as an applied study of movement coordinations. Practical explorations focus on correct body alignment and efficient movement in relation to gravity, and directing energies in the body toward enhanced expressiveness. Elemental analysis of space, time, dynamics, form, sensation, image and intention are introduced. Designed sequences and improvisations develop presence, balance, flexi- bility, strength, and endurance. Theoretical investigations include discussions of the interweaving of dance and culture. Credit: Two semester hours. Distribution Requirements: HE, ME.