Looking at forms found in nature, architecture, music, drama, literature, etc., we search for examples to help formulate ideas and structures for movement-based compositional purposes. How can we as artists find form that best supports our investigations and challenges our working processes; how do we analyze, interpret and further utilize form that is inherent in work that is already being made?
Students are expected to make new movement material, develop work outside of class, teach some of the work to others, and, in return, learn material from others. They will show their compositional studies regularly, write about many aspects involved in their working processes, and draw (while observing others and while working in their own studio practices). Projects will be performed/presented in studio showings or dance workshops. Students of intermediate/advance level in the performing and/or visual arts are welcome. Attendance at Dance Workshop (Thursday 7 – 8:30 pm) is highly recommended.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment.