Rebecca Gose (MFA) was a principal dancer with Garth Fagan Dance, performing internationally. She has taught contemporary modern technique, pedagogy, and dance science & somatics at the University of Georgia since 2001. Rebecca’s focus on re-envisioning the dance learning environment has led to several scholarly publications and novel pedagogical structures.
I explore ways to incorporate MF tenets and principles into the more traditional dance technique class. The young college dance students I teach generally have very specific habits and ideas that often vary greatly from the concepts behind MF. I work to gently. gradually, sensitively, and courageously help expand students’ notions of “training,” and expertise and helping to develop their awareness, voice, and artistry by incorporating MF principles into my teaching and learning practices.