Windfall (DRA4159.01)

Sherry Kramer & Susan Sgorbati

This course explores movement, improvisation and text in order to generate patterns of discovery and interstitiality. We will investigate wind—from summer breezes to 100-miles an hour derechos; trees–from redwoods to bonsai; and bounty–as it exists in the riches of the natural world and the man-made worlds of money, greed, generosity, exploitation, and exaltation. We will find our own mysterious images, try to find the words and movements in order to develop short compositions in collaboration. We will examine how they communicate, and whether they transport and transform us. We will begin with chaos and confusion, and hope to find convergences of the serious, the frivolous, the joyous and the consequential. For playwrights, dancers, actors, writers, environmental studies students, and visual artists. Expect to research, create, collaborate, and perform.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructors. Please email the instructor about your interest in the course.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Dance, Drama, Four Credit, Sherry Kramer, Susan Sgorbati, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons.