Delicious Movement: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty|
Spring 2017 not offered
This course contemplates metaphorical nakedness and human and bodily experiences of time and space through interdisciplinary discourse. Taught by NYC-based artist Eiko Otake of Eiko & Koma, students will examine how being or becoming a mover reflects and alters each person's relationships with the environment, with history, and with other beings. Topics of study and discussion include Eiko & Koma's body of works, atomic bomb literature, postwar Japan, and environmental violence such as Fukushima nuclear explosions. Key concept of study is metaphorical nakedness and how distance is malleable.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
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
John Dower: EMBRACING DEFEAT
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading, 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, but the instructor is available for consultation throughout the course. Students are strongly encouraged to nurture their own rigor.
No examination or quiz, but please note that the homework load is heavy.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Movement material in the course is not athletic, fast, or difficult. No dance/movement experience necessary, but willingness to experiment and share your movement with others is essential.
This course is part of the Creative Campus Initiative (www.wesleyan.edu/creativecampus)
This course will be offered from January 25 - April 6, 2015 at the following times:
The Sunday class, 2-5 PM, at Schonberg Dance Studio (SDC) at 247 Pine Street
Monday class, 7-10 pm in Seminar room EAS
To apply for permissions:
Review the website www.eikoandkoma.org and send an email to email@example.com 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.
Once POI is granted, attendance for every class is mandatory.