Choreography Workshop: Site-Specific Performance|
This course addresses the construction of contemporary performance in alternative, nontheatrical spaces. Students will create, design, and structure movement and image metaphors; design and realize scenic objects; and integrate technologies that enhance performance at large. Daily practice will focus on developing compositional tools to trigger events, to set-off the performance space, and to create optimal conditions for audience and performer participation. Skills in movement observation, critical reading, and video analysis will inform the course's practical and historical frameworks.
In addition, choreographers/directors will work with a design team composed of student lighting designers and scenic designers from THEA359 to realize creative solutions to staging place-specific performance.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Each design team (performance/choreography, lighting, and scenic) will work on a short, mid-term assignment and a final semester-long project. The weekly work will consist of directing a performance ensemble, and writing short essays that draw on visual and textual sources.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Open to majors and non-majors, from all the arts with basic composition knowledge in their field, and those interested in staging performance in unusual spaces and places. Students outside the arts may request a POI if they have taken at least any three (3) dance courses, and can demonstrate a continual engagement in the arts. For enrollment contact via email: Prof. Alejandro.
|Instructor(s): Alejandro,Pedro Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:10PM; Location: SDC; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|