Site-Specific Improvisation (DAN2122.01)

Elena Demyanenko

In creating site-specific work, we will place ourselves attentively into particular environments and generate immediate composition. Our choice of location will activate scores and systems that explore the relationship between the body, architecture, and landscape.

We will look at the properties of place, not only in a conceptually abstract way but also in an immediately felt way. The body will be the main laboratory for understanding and unpacking our spatial interactions.

In order to understand cause and effect in the site-specific work, we will develop a language and set of by-products for making through writing, drawing, and collage. Students’ compositional drafts will be viewed and discussed regularly, opening up conversations on structure, organization, and disorganization.

We will develop the results of this research with a view to presenting and performing in studio showings, produced performances, and/or dance workshops. Attendance at Dance Workshop (Thursday 7 – 8:30 pm) is highly recommended.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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