Finding Form: Dance (DAN4319.01)

Dana Reitz

Looking at forms found in nature, architecture, music, drama, literature, etc., we search for examples to help formulate ideas and structures for movement-based creation. When making new artwork, we are constantly balancing and integrating the need for exploratory freedom and the desire for structural integrity. How can we use spontaneous impulses to help find form, and how can we use form to help find yet more unexpected solutions? How might we find an essential core that supports an investigation?

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 movement 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/advanced level in the performing and/or visual arts are welcome.

Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment

Prerequisites: Prior work in performing arts and/or visual arts and permission of instructor. For registration, please see Dana Reitz on Wednesday, May 16 between 11:30 AM-3:00 PM in Barn 234
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
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