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Repertory and Performance: Transforming the World/Transforming Dance
DANC 378
Spring 2024 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: ENVS 378, REES 378, CSPL 379, THEA 378

This unique interdisciplinary repertory course integrates multiple student interests--collaborating, engaging, performing, writing, moving, thinking, discussing, and making. Students will embody human agency from diverse perspectives as they transform worlds, past, present, and future. Students will bring into the course their own lived life experiences as they learn how to utilize somatic (mind/body) practices and creative exploration in the studio.

Together we will build a vital community of artists/activists as we explore our relationship to our selves, each other, and our environments--natural, social, historical, and political. How do we navigate chaos and violence as well as the joy and possibility that surrounds us, while maintaining our self, our action and power. We will ground our research in relation to specific places including Ukraine (as a liminal geographic, social, and political place), Wesleyan campus (the place we are living), and places that hold significance to each student.

The course will culminate in the world premiere of a new work that we'll create together to be performed for the public at the end of the semester.

This course is open to movers of all backgrounds who are interested in the intersections of embodiment, performance, movement, and social action.

No dance experience is required. This course does not require permission of instructor (POI), but if you are interested in the course I would appreciate you contacting me by email to let me know so I can best prepare the syllabus for our group. Thank you!
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(THEA)

Last Updated on MAR-01-2024
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