Performance: Attention, Sensation, Perception (DAN2154.02)

Eleanor Bauer

Attention is the medium of performance. Performers conduct attention, both theirs and the audience‚Äôs. Through a series of embodied practices, we will work with qualities and directions of attention, and explore performance from the perspective of the senses. Seeing and being seen, hearing and being heard, touching and being touched, moving and being moved, we will investigate the subjective experience of the performer as the site where the perception of a witness or audience is shaped. “People know what they do, frequently they know why they do what they do; what they don’t know is what what they do does.” – Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilisation: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

(March 20, 27, 30, April 3)

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
W 8:00am - 11:40am (additional session Saturday 30th march, time TBA)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, One Credit, 2000, Dance, Three Week, Wednesday Mornings, Eleanor Bauer, and tagged , , , , , , .