Performance Project: The Dynamic Group (DAN4137.01)

Russell Stuart Lilie, MFA Teaching Fellow

How are groups identified, formed, reformed, sustained, absorbed, or disbanded? What is an individual’s responsibility towards the group? How is individuality acknowledged within the group? How do individuals handle becoming inseparable from the group?

In this project, we will investigate these questions though movement and discussion. We will work in groups, shifting participants, and place those groups in relationship to other groups, objects, costumes, spaces, lighting conditions, etc. Something that looks like one group from the outside may actually be a collection of three groups internally. We are looking for unpredictable dynamics, patterns, and ultimately surprise.

This class will culminate in some form of performance at the end of the term. As such, this class will periodically require additional meetings outside of scheduled class time.

Prerequisites: By permission of the instructor; Audition to be announced
Credits: 2
M/Th 3:40-5:30
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: One time only
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