Repertory and Performance: Sissy Vop Breakdown|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
In this course, we will engage in intensive embodied research through a collection of training counter rituals aimed at releasing enculturated oppressions in the body. Going to the edge of our physical limits is important for this release and we will enter through a combination of rigor, rhythm, and recuperative practices. We will "pump" various rooms (dance studio, club, and grassy knoll) to sense how place/space affects our research materials.
Through training in (e)feminized movement modalities, sparring scores, solo states, and group provocations, we will address the body and performance space as a site for transgression, transcendence, and transformation. This course is part of the Creative Campus Initiative. (http://www.wesleyan.edu/creativecampus).
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected readings and viewings from:
Frank Simon, THE QUEEN
bell hooks, IS PARIS BURNING?
Marlon Riggs, TONGUES UNTIED
Jeannie Livingston, PARIS IS BURNING
Wolfgang Bausch, HOW DO I LOOK?
Marlon Bailey, "IT'S GONNA' GET SEVERE UP IN HERE": BALLROOM CULTURE AND BLACK QUEER SPATIAL PRACTICES IN DETROIT
Benji Hart, RADFAG.COM
|Examination and Assignments: |
Embodied research, rigorous and recuperative physical practices, (e)feminized movement modalities, improvisational score work around Africanist Aesthetics, group provocations/collaborations, readings, writings, viewings, field work outside of the classroom
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Permission of instructor required. Students should email Darrell Jones at Drjones@colum.edu by (insert date) and explain why they are interested in taking the course and what they can contribute to the course, major and class year, and experience with dance. Student will be selected based on class year (juniors and seniors only) as well as their experience with dance and interest in the subject matter.
Please note that Chair Nicole Stanton will be handling POI requests during pre-registration, but is not the instructor for this course.
Course Meeting Time:
Sundays: 2:00-5:00 PM and Mondays: 7:00-10:00 PM
Dates: January 29, January 30, February 5, Feb 6, Feb 12, Feb 13, Feb 19, Feb 20, Feb 26, Feb 27, March 5, March 6.
|Instructor(s): Jones,Darrell Roger Stanton,Nicole Lynn Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|