Writing About Dancing|
Martha Graham said, "Movement never lies," while Min Tanaka states, "Choreography is fundamentally deceptive." Which choreographer is telling the truth? In this interdisciplinary arts course, we will focus on writing as a tool to examine how we see movement and watch dancing. By applying dance methodologies to creative writing exercises, we will hone our skills of observing movement through viewing dance, researching movement writing about it, and giving feedback on what is written.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(DANC-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Melinda Buckwalter, COMPOSING WHILE DANCING: AN IMPROVISER'S COMPANION
|Examination and Assignments: |
In class writing; 3 short papers; final project with a written component.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prior dance experience is useful but not required; a willingness to research movement is a necessity!
|Instructor(s): Buckwalter,Melinda Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: CDS; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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