by Lingbo Li
DA 123 is a for-credit class that meets twice a week, with Waters teaching the Tuesday dance and lecture portion, and former Alvin Ailey dancer Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish instructing a Thursday class.During the Tuesday class, Waters corrected students on their stances and reminded them to dip all the way down to draw out a semi-circle with their arms. It's a far cry from lectures or written tests, which Larissa Koch, the TF for the class, calls a strength. "As a very prestigious school, the course material plays very heavily in the cerebral section," she says.In DA 123, Koch adds, "the vast majority of the knowledge you acquire is a kinesthetic knowledge, a codified technique. It's like a language. For Harvard, that's huge."
[Caption: Sylvia Waters Photo:Eduardo Patino]
[Caption: Sylvia Waters and Dudley Williams in Steve Sarnasado's "Metallics" Photo by Fehl]