THF 100 Anatomy of Movement and Lifestyle I

This course will cover the basic anatomy of the human body and physiology related to posture and body mechanics required for the performer. Students will learn the theory and practice of body alignment, breathing, movement principles, vocal production and injury prevention. Issues related to stress management, mind-body correction, nutrition, and other health maintenance topics that influence the actor’s and dancer’s performance will also be addressed. The knowledge gained in this course will enhance the student’s awareness of each person’s individuality and assist him/her in setting goals for healthy training and performance. Students will participate in several active learning projects – individually and in small groups. Each student will research and develop a program to be used as a pre-rehearsal or pre-training warm-up taking into account his/her personal needs. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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