Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Choreography and Performance Art|
ANTH 325, ENVS 377|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
By unpacking the idea of choreography, this course will be a laboratory for deepening a student's thinking, writing, and practice of performance. Choreography will be our flexible methodology for personalizing an approach to making performance. Through specific exercises, each class will focus on an aspect of performance--movement, image, affect, duration, obstructions, objects, speech, timing, and place. Course work will also include an ongoing writing practice as each student navigates matters such as identity, representation, and social space. How does choreography operate in society at large? What is the line between representing and doing something with one's body? How might performance question or transgress notions of identity? How can writing further performance as an expanded field of thought and action? The semester will culminate in a series of choreographies created by the students. This course is part of the Creative Campus Initiative.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
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Requirements: weekly readings, choreography journal, 1 short paper (3pgs), 1 longer paper (10pgs), final project, participation in class discussions
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Open to: declared dance, theater and visual arts majors (with an interest in performance). All others with permission of instructor. Interested students should contact Will Rawls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Instructor(s): Rawls,Will Times: ....R.. 01:40PM-04:40PM; Location: SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
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