Performance Project: Natural State of Error (DAN4225.01)

Elena Demyanenko

In this performance project, we will build on the body knowledge of each participant. We will explore the nuance and precision of impulses and will inhibit them when necessary. Keenly aware of our relationship to space and each other, we can intuit others’ actions just as inanimate bodies might repel and attract in a magnetic field. Attunement at the level of reflex, habit, and fundamental technique allows us to support, reject, help, and preempt decision-making. Throughout the creative process, we will allow what seems to be an error to become useful material. Escalation and tension are investigated in modes that effectively bypass culturally dominant binaries of self and other and offer different approaches to relationships that define our understanding of power. Ultimately, at the core of the de-centered power play, is a non-binary meaning-making. The new work will be presented in one of the end-of-term concerts.

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor
Credits: 2
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Dance, Elena Demyanenko, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Two Credit, and tagged , , , , , , .