Delicious Movements for Forgetting, Remembering, and Uncovering|
This course has two components: movement lab (Delicious Movement Workshop) and study of the postwar Japanese artists who assumed the role of public intellectuals. Grounded in Eiko & Koma's movement vocabulary, the Delicious Movement Workshop is emphatically noncompetitive and appropriate for every level of ability and training. We will move/dance to actively forget the clutter of our lives to fully "taste" body, mind, time, and space. We will read literature and see art works and films from postwar Japan as examples of artistic representations of despair and perseverance. In these art works, we will look at the human experiences of the atomic bombs and the memories of World War II. The course also makes active use of the fact that the instructor is a working movement artist (as Eiko & Koma). What is it to forget, remember, mourn, and pray? How do we transcend violence and loss? How does being or becoming a mover or dancer affect our emotional rigor, seeing/learning, and creativity? These are some of the many questions we will explore.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings will include:
Dower, John W. EMBRACING DEFEAT
Kenzauro Oe. Ed. CRAZY IRIS
Works by Mitsuharu Kaneko, Makoto Oda, Ango Sakaguchi.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Reading, film viewing, movement review, and journal entry are required every week. Final project to be developed in consultation with the instructor and presented in the class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No dance experience is necessary. Students of all majors are invited to attend. However, you need to be willing to move with and in front of others.
In addition to the Monday class, attendance at four Sunday film screenings (3-5pm, subject to change) is strongly encouraged.
Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through their Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request. Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. State clearly why you want to take this course.
|Instructor(s): Otake,Eiko Times: .M..... 06:30PM-10:00PM; Location: FEAS SEM; |
|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.|
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