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Delicious Movements for Forgetting, Remembering, and Uncovering
EAST 244
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: DANC 244

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.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA EAST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(DANC-MN)(DANC)

Last Updated on SEP-26-2023
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