Delicious Movement for Reflecting on Nakedness|
Spring 2014 not offered
How does movement study and creative process affect the ways we learn about the world and about ourselves? How does that learning shape our individual and collective consciousness, and how do we share its process? How does being or becoming a mover reflect and alter our relationships with environment and with other beings? What is it to be metaphorically naked? How does nakedness nurture our creativity and our emotional rigor? These are some of many questions we will explore in this course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
Text Book Information
Joan Rothfus ed. TIME IS NOT EVEN SPACE IS NOT EMPTY
Kyoko Hayashi: FROM TRINITY TO TRINITY
Michiko Ishimure: PARADISE IN THE SEA OF SORROW: OUR MINAMATA DISEASE
Kenzaburo Oe ed: CRAZY IRIS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading, weekly film viewing, movement reviews and journal entry are required every week. Final Project (in class presentation and final paper). Journals are graded by quality of thinking/writing and how it reflects homework assignments. Students will not have access to grades during the course. Students are encouraged to nurture their own rigor, but the instructor is available for consultation throughout the six-week course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The class will meet twice a week on Sundays and Mondays for three hours for the first six weeks of the semester (January 27-March 4). Class times are Sundays 2pm-5pm and Mondays 7pm-10pm. Attendance is mandatory for every class session. The homework load is heavy. I will only accept students who are willing to work hard in the first half of the semester. This course is part of the Creative Campus Initiative (www.wesleyan.edu/creativecampus)
1/27, 1/28, 2/03, 2/04, 2/10, 2/11, 2/17, 2/18, 2/24, 2/25, 3/03, 3/04
To apply for permissions:
Review the website www.eikoandkoma.org and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following:
A. Why you want to take this course and your willingness to work in the course.
B. What you discovered on the web and how you personally relate to that discovery.
C. Any scheduling conflicts you have between January 27-March 4.
Once POI is granted, attendance for every class is mandatory.
The instructor is a dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist (see www.eikoandkoma.org) who grew up in post-war Japan. Movement material in the course is not athletic, fast, or difficult. Previous experience in movement or dance is not required, but your willingness to experiment and to share your movement with others is essential.
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