Looking at forms found in nature, architecture, music, drama, literature, etc., we search for examples to help formulate ideas and structures for movement-based creation. When making new artwork, we are constantly balancing and integrating the need for exploratory freedom and the desire for structural integrity. How do we use spontaneous impulse to help find form, and how do we use form to help find yet more unexpected solutions? How might we find an essential core that supports an investigation? How might we challenge and rigorously expand our ideas regarding form, and find ways to re-form?
Students are expected to make new movement material, develop work outside of class, teach some of the work to others, and, in return, learn material from others. They will show their compositional studies regularly, write about many aspects involved in their working processes, and draw (while observing others and while working in their own studio practices). Projects will be performed/presented in studio showings or dance workshops. Students of intermediate/advanced level in the performing and/or visual arts are welcome.
Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Intermediate/advanced level in performing arts and/or visual arts and permission of instructor.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama Lab Assignment if students are registered for 4 or more credits in Dance.
Course Level: 4000-level
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Dance , Hybrid In-Person and Remote
Tags: investigating , Making , observing , performing