Submitted by Valarie Williams Mockabee - February 1, 2002
The following glossaries are from Valarie Williams Mockabee’s Notator Training 1998-1999 with Sandra Aberkalns for Meg Harper’s class at the Cunningham school, and with Ilene Fox for Cynthia Reynold’s class in Hawkins Technique at New York University and Christine Dakin’s class at The Juilliard School.
Glossary for Homework on April 4, 1999
From Hawkins Technique class taught by Cynthia Reynolds at NYU
From Meg Harper’s Class at the Cunningham Studios
Merce Cunningham divides the trunk (or the torso) into three main parts. Each part involves curving the trunk. The main parts include the upper back curve, the middle back curve, and the full body curve.
Upper back curve: the head and the upper part of the chest are involved. This is described as simply the torso folding.
Technique class at The Juilliard School taught by Christine Dakin, Modern 3b