Morning Mind-Body Teleportation: An Intimate Conversation with Self and Others (DAN2362.01)

Mina Nishimura

How can we be together and create something together, when we are physically not in the same space and time? In light of the above question, this course will be fully remote, facilitated through a combination of synchronous remote sessions and individual outside-class projects. Throughout the course, with body-centered minds, we will interview each other, and exchange conversations, poems, ideas, songs, drawings and inspirations, sometimes using nonsensical and absurd themes. Using the early-bird special class time (the most pure and non-invasive time of a day!), we will support and inspire each other to set up a healthy, positive and creative mental and physical modality in order to live each day fully as a new once-in-a-life-time event, not as a predetermined routine. In addition, various movement and art practices that activate our body and sensory system will be introduced in each session in order to facilitate the body-centered thinking and communication process.

This course is open to students from any discipline who are interested in exploring an interdisciplinary approach to body-based arts and practice, and cultivating and deepening their own practices and visions while staying in communication with and inspired by others. Students can participate in this course from anywhere remotely. Besides weekly zoom meetings, students will be asked to develop their own small “dances” of any medium inspired by the in-class conversations with others.

Learning Outcomes:
-Cultivate a community, an invisible network and a collective landscape through remote exchanges and communication
-Discover your own and new “dance” form
-Cultivate an expanded viewpoint on and approach to performing arts and body-based art
-Establish a healthy and creative mind and body practice

Delivery Method: Fully remote
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M 8:00AM - 9:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Dance , Fully remote , Two Credit
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