Music and Dance Collaborations (DAN4133.01)

Nicholas Brooke, Elena Demyanenko

Music and dance can influence each other from the beginning of the creative process. Over the course of a collaboration, the two disciplines can fall in and out of alignment, at different times acting mutually supportive or independent. In this course, students will explore and play with the relationship between sound and movement, through a series of exercises, projects, and viewings. We will look at historical forms of collaboration between the disciplines of dance and music, with a special focus on critically viewing and hearing contemporary collaborations. Students will be grouped to work on short exercises in improvisation and composition, both in and outside of class. They will also be working throughout the term on larger collaborative projects. A variety of physical and aural approaches are encouraged, including electronic, live, improvised, interactive and multidisciplinary paradigms that challenge the dance/music dichotomy.

Prerequisites: Previous work in composition and/or choreography; permission of instructors.
Credits: 4
W 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Dance, Four Credit, 4000, Composition, Elena Demyanenko, Nicholas Brooke, and tagged , , , , .