Making Dances I: Solo Work|
Fall 2018 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course is a practical lab in body-based performance making with a focus on the solo form. Students will work towards developing and honing their personal artistic interests and goals, and supporting those of their peers. We will experiment with various modes of composition, viewing and researching a broad range of artistic work and ideas, expanding our notions of what constitutes a dance. Students will explore performance in public space, collaboration, and work across artistic disciplines, engagement with technology, awareness of cultural context and appropriation, and social practice/participatory/community engaged art. Finally, we will develop methods for peer critique, working towards finding a challenging and supportive approach that pushes each artist forward.
NOTE: This is a laboratory course for students interested in diving deeply into body-based artistic practice. It is appropriate to students with a background in any artistic discipline. An interest in rigorous (and playful) experimentation and research is key.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)
Contextual readings, artist writings, and performance videos distributed in class and posted on Moodle.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly dance composition assignments, short papers, attendance at dance concerts and a final public showing of work completed during the semester.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This semester focuses on solo work and movement invention. DANC250 focuses on group work. Both courses are prerequisites for DANC371.
Students must be concurrently enrolled in a dance technique course. Students must participate as members of the production crew for two dance concerts during the course of the year. Previous exposure to dance (in Modern Technique or Intro to Dance) is required. Students who have some experience with movement/choreography prior to Wesleyan may be accepted.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade;
to fulfill Composition requirement, and then to fulfill a major elective if it is with a different instructor.
Please note that Department Chair KATJA KOLCIO (email@example.com) will be handling POI requests during pre-registration, but is not the instructor for the course.
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