Perspectives in Dance as Culture: What the Body Knows--Social Change and Revolution|
Spring 2018 not offered
ANTH 325, ENVS 377|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
In this project-based class we will study the work of movement artists who directly address and engender social change. We will engage in methods of physical practice that focus on contemplation, transformation, physical re-orientation and social engagement. Requirements will include regular studio practice, and the development of a personal practice and personal manifesto. The final project will consist of a semester-long research project on a topic that can be characterized as a disruption or disaster. The research project will culminate in a persuasive position paper and a performative or otherwise organized social action (performance, site-specific work, installation, demonstration, or community action).
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(DANC-MN)(DANC)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Readings will include writing by authors Susan Stinson, Laurel Richardson, Patti Lather, Norman Denzin, Trinh Min-Ha, Bell Hooks, Pirkho Markula, Jane Desmond, Sally Ness, Ann Cooper Albright, Michel-Rolph Truillot, Avanthi Meduri, Elizabeth Dempser, Richard Schechner, Dwight Conquorgood, Cynthia Novak, Frederick Erickson, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A written commentary on a live performance,a midterm examination, short, ungraded written assignments, a final research paper and a "performance/ethnographic" project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will engage in a semester-long investigation of either a movement phenomenon or cultural practice of their choosing. NO prior experience in dance, performance studies, or anthropology required. Students should contact the instructor for permission into this course.
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