During this six-week course, we will spend time in and out of the dance studio, on campus, and in community. We will work together to determine research topics based on the environmental challenges and questions you want to examine, call attention to, and engage people to think about. This research will result in multiple outcomes that include but are not limited to the creation of live performance work, video, text, and tools for engagement.
Everyone in the course will be an active contributor to the generating of ideas, questions, content, and creative outcomes from the determined research topics. You will keep a weekly journal to reflect on the course, your research, and personal growth. At the end of the semester, you will present a final artistic study or participatory project. You will also submit a final paper that includes an analysis of the tools and their applications, your research, and your experience working in community.