Making Work (DAN4135.01)

Miguel Gutierrez

This course focuses on the creative process in making body/movement-based performance/dance. A variety of approaches to creating – intuitive, improvisational, and analytical – is exploited to uncover your individual interests, your process and your work. The workshop consists of unequal parts making, discussing, improvising and watching the work of other workshop participants. I distribute articles ranging from artist statements to critical theory to contribute additional “voices” to the mix. My interest is in creating a space in which traditional notions of dance are critiqued, absorbed or discarded in the service of creating performance that comes from a vital place. An ongoing question throughout the workshop is how to make work that is located in a contemporary context.

Prerequisites: permission of the dance faculty, see Elena Demyanenko in E310 to register
Credits: 2
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Dance, First Seven Week, Miguel Gutierrez, Two Credit, Wednesday Afternoons.