Choreography Workshop: Site-Specific Performance|
This course addresses the construction of contemporary performance in alternative, non-theatrical spaces. Students will create, design and structure movement and image metaphors; design and realize scenic objects, and integrate technologies that enhance performance at large. Daily practice will focus on developing compositional tools to `trigger¿ events, to set-off the performance space, and create optimal conditions for audience and performer participation. Skills in movement observation, critical reading and video analysis will inform the course¿s practical and historical frameworks.
In addition, choreographers/directors will work with a design team composed of student lighting designers and scenic designers from Theater 359 to realize creative solutions to staging `place¿ specific performance.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
This course requires each student to design, create and realize a group choreographic work in dance which is performed at the end of the semester. Critique sessions are held on a regular basis, allowing for ongoing feedback in relation to each individual student's creative process and contextual framework. Learning the technical theatrical elements of lighting and costume design, as well as the organization and management of a complete concert, are integral components of this course.
Interpretation - Students will develop visual interpretation skills both as critical observer and creator. Verbal and written presentations are required, and students are encouraged to develop their own interpretation skills based on a range of analytic tools and approaches discussed in the class.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short written assignments, movement projects, final paper, planning and execution of two rehearsals each week throughout the semester, participation in four critique sessions and in the realization of the Winter Dance Concert at the end of the semester.
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Prerequisites: DANC249 AND DANC250
DANC105: Dance Production Techniques recommended. This course is not available to sophomores, first-year students, or non-majors. Please contact Professor Susan Lourie for permission to take this course.
|Instructor(s): Lourie,Susan F. Times: ...W... 04:30PM-06:30PM; Location: SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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