An introduction to the foundational practices and contexts of movement and improvisation as solo and ensemble explorations in performance. Emphasis is placed on physical practice and artistic contextualization of body-based activities. This experientially-based course will introduce students to the basic forms and traditions of dance, movement, and improvisation as a gateway into personal and social transformation. The class will focus on increasing the skills in core strength and flexibility, fluidity of movement, timing and presence: synchronizing the mind and body in performance. MATA/MFA elective.