Making From Scratch/ Sourcing the Body (DAN4119.01)

Elena Demyanenko

This is a practice for participants of any discipline to activate the awareness towards the detailed body, vigorous body, sensitive body, rebellious body, fantastic body, in their chosen form or medium.

Trusting the intrinsic intelligence of the body in making, we will source multiple systems (eg. muscular, skeletal, fluid, organ) and other ways of reading the body (eg. energy, emotion, history).  Form and context are derived from places known through direct experience, drawing on sensation, thought, memory, and imagination.  Students’ compositional drafts will be regularly created/viewed and discussed, opening up conversations on structure, organization, and disorganization. In order to expand the process, we will develop by-products for our making through writing, drawing, collage, and storytelling.

We will develop the results of this research with a view to presenting and performing in studio showings, produced performances, and/or dance workshops.

Corequisite: Dance Workshop (Thursday 7 – 8:30 pm). Dance or Drama lab assignment.

Prerequisites: Intermediate level experience with dance composition and permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12noon; Th 10:10am - 12noon
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, Elena Demyanenko, All courses, Dance, Four Credit, and tagged , , , .