No previous experience in dance or movement practice is required. This course is open to any students who are interested in investigating a relationship between their impulses and movements, and the physical embodiment of transformation. By studying some principles and practices of butoh, which originated in Japan as a contemporary avant-garde dance form, we aim to liberate ourselves from pre-fixed images of our bodies and search for alternate and original ways of approaching the body, movement and being.
Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.
Course Level: 2000-level
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: Dance , Hybrid In-Person and Remote , All courses
Tags: somatic practice , movement technique , butoh , Japanese culture