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Delicious Movement: Time Is Not Even, Space Is Not Empty
DANC 244
Spring 2021 not offered
Crosslisting: CEAS 244

Taught online by NYC-based artist Eiko Otake of Eiko & Koma, this course contemplates metaphorical nakedness and human and bodily experiences of time and space through interdisciplinary discourse. Students will examine how being or becoming a mover reflects and alters each person's relationships with challenges of the current world, with environment, with history, and with other beings. Topics of study and discussion include atomic bomb literature, postwar Japan, environmental violence such as Fukushima nuclear explosions, death, and pandemic. Together we will acknowledge how distance is malleable and how going to places is an act of choreography and self-curation. Through movement study, reading, writing, drawing, and discussion, the class will be a place of collective learning. Reading, film viewing, movement reviews and journal entries are required every week. Final Project will include an in-class presentation and final paper. Journals are graded by quality of thinking/writing and how they reflect homework assignments. The instructor is available for individual consultation throughout the course. Students are strongly encouraged to nurture their own rigor.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CEAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(DANC-MN)(DANC)

Last Updated on JUN-16-2024
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