Whenever Wherever Festival: As a Celebration of Diverse Communities (APA2283.01)

Mina Nishimura & Kota Yamazaki

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.


Learning Outcomes:
-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
Credits: 2
F 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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