No previous experience in dance or movement practice is required. This course is open to and welcomes all students who are interested in liberating their bodies from socially pre-conditioned selves, and investigating the physical embodiment of transformation. By studying some principles, cultural contexts and practices of butoh, which originated in Japan as a contemporary avant-garde dance form, we aim to break pre-fixed images of our bodies and selves, and search for alternate and original ways of being and moving.
-Be able to apply principles of butoh to your own practice and vision while understanding its cultural specific elements
-Cultivate a new approach and active relationship to a body
-Be able to tackle on philosophical questions through somatic experience
-Expand your perspective on the potentiality of performing arts
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.
Course Level: 2000-level
T/F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Dance
Tags: somatic philosophy , performance arts , dance , butoh , Japanese culture , theater , movement practice