Delicious Movement: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty|
This course contemplates metaphorical nakedness and human and bodily experiences of time and space through interdisciplinary discourse. Taught by NYC-based artist Eiko Otake of Eiko & Koma, students will examine how being or becoming a mover reflects and alters each person's relationships with the environment, with history, and with other beings. Topics of study and discussion include Eiko & Koma's body of works, atomic bomb literature, postwar Japan, and environmental violence such as Fukushima nuclear explosions. Aeky concept of study will be metaphorical nakedness and how distance is malleable.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kyoko Hayashi: FROM TRINITY TO TRINITY Michiko Ishimure: PARADISE IN THE SEA OF SORROW: OUR MINAMATA DISEASE Kenzaburo Oe ed: CRAZY IRIS: More TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading, film viewing, movement reviews and journal entry are required every week. Final Project (in class presentation and final paper). Journals are graded by quality of thinking/writing and how it reflects homework assignments. The instructor is available for consultation throughout the course. Students are strongly encouraged to nurture their own rigor. No examination or quiz, but please note that the homework load is heavy.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Movement material in the course is not athletic, fast, or difficult. No dance/movement experience necessary, but willingness to experiment and share your movement with others is essential. This course is part of the Creative Campus Initiative (www.wesleyan.edu/creativecampus) This course runs 8 weeks on Mondays (7:00-10:00 PM) and Sundays (2:00-5:00 PM) Location: 247 Pine Street/Schonberg Dance Studio AND/or CEAS (Center for East Asian Studies) TBA .
|Instructor(s): Otake,Eiko Times: .M..... 07:00PM-10:00PM; S...... 02:00PM-05:00PM; Location: SDC; SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|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.|