This advanced level project-based course is designed for students, who have prior experience of making a work around a body, especially (yet not limited) in dance, theater and visual arts context. Inspired by butoh-based movement practice and philosophies, students will seek a way of liberating a body from socially pre-conditioned self. While engaging in some particular somatic experience in the class, students will develop and propose body-based work every 2 weeks with different themes such as “process of ever-becoming” “inconsumable body” “subject-less being” “dance of darkness.” Ultimately, each student is encouraged to question any pre-imposed conceptual frames that have been defining self, and search for alternate ways of being.
-Understand unorthodox and alternative concepts around body through somatic experience
-Be able to propose new perspective and approach to a body through the creation of original work
Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.
Course Level: 4000-level
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: All courses , Dance , Remotely Accessible
Tags: butoh , Japanese culture , movement technique , somatic practice