In this course, students will experience and develop choreography as an unfolding practice, an act of creative research, and a collaborative endeavor. Working closely with the instructor and with others in the class, students will work though the choreographic process to develop an original composition from a predetermined site of instigation, selected by the instructor. Throughout the semester, students will work together to research choreographic themes, craft and revise performance material, refine performance strategies and approaches, and publicly present their work. The making and performance process will address issues related to composition and collaboration, including: questioning aesthetic values and assumptions about the dancemaking process; prioritizing experiences; cultivating presence in rehearsal and performance; and challenging traditional ideas about authorship and meaning-making. Throughout the semester, physical practice will be supported by dramaturgical research and reflective writings.
Fulfills an elective requirement or serves an alternative to the composition requirement (DAN 260) in the Dance Studies minor.
Satisfies a Visual & Performing Arts distribution requirement.
DAN 240, or permission of the instructor