Performing Walks (APA2166.02)

Aaron Landsman

This course invites students to create performance walks that draw on history, landscape, personal stories, and media. We will work together on finding source material, crafting narratives that move around or through campus, integrate naturally occurring design and/or the use of other elements such as projection or sound, and allow viewers to be with us in more than one place at a time, through suggestions, questions, cues, and conversation. How does walking impact a narrative we want to create? How does the path become its own story? How do proximity and distance impart meaning? We will look at more traditional walking tours and artists’ walks as starting points, from history tours to sound art. Students will create a performance walk by the end of the course. Students are encouraged to come with either source material, a literal or figurative point of departure or inquiry in mind, and a real curiosity about walking and performing.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
F 8:00am - 11:40am (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
This course is categorized as All courses, CAPA, 2000, Second Seven Week, Two Credit, Advancement of Public Action, Drama, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Areas of Study, Aaron Landsman, and tagged .