Playing with a concept of festival as celebration of our daily life and as a space to exchange individual history, creativity and expression, students will plan, develop, organize and conduct mini-events using any forms—such as workshop, performance, participatory installation, exploratory tour, tea ceremony or ritual.
Students are encouraged to research, connect to and converse with specific sites or communities on Bennington campus or in the local area, to gather information and inspirations to develop a series of mini-events, while using “the body” as medium of communication among different individuals. The course will also study and look at works by community-focused dance and performance artists.
-Cultivate the understanding of a body as medium of communication
-Plan, organize, manage and facilitate community-focused performance event
-Develop sympathy, connections and understanding toward a specific local
-Expand the possibility of what dance can do beyond a theater space
-Deepen your mind-body dialogue
Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Dance , Remotely Accessible , Updates
Tags: Community building , dance , Dialogue , Festival , Performance Art , Ritual