Delicious Movement for Reflecting on Nakedness|
The course, which combines movement study and an examination of the ways in which art can shape individual and collective consciousness, makes active use of the fact that the instructor is a working movement artist (as Eiko & Koma) who grew up in postwar Japan. We will read literature and see artwork and films that connect to the idea of nakedness, a core them of Eiko & Koma's work. This includes postwar Japanese literature, human experiences of the atomic bombing, and a retrospective catalogue of Eiko & Koma's work. What is it to be naked? What is it to forget and remember? How does being or becoming a mover or dancer affect our emotional rigor, seeing/learning, and creativity? What is it to be an artist and to be a public intellectual? These are some of the many questions we will explore.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Joan Rothfuss, ed., TIME IS NOT EVEN, SPACE IS NOT EMPTY
Kyoko Hayashi, FROM TRINITY TO TRINITY
Kenzaburo Oe, CRAZY IRIS
John D. Dower, EMBRACING DEFEAT
|Examination and Assignments: |
Reading, film viewing, movement review, and journal entry are required every week. Class presentation and final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course has a non-traditional schedule with some class meetings on Sundays from 1-5pm instead of Mondays. Students who are not able to meet on the four Sundays listed should not consider taking this course. Classes will meet on the following Sundays: 1/29, 2/5, 4/8 and 4/15; and on Mondays: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, and 5/7. There are no class meetings in March.
Students who want to take the course have to come to the first class (Sunday, January 29, 1-5 p.m., Pine Street Dance Studio). Your interview can be scheduled following the class. Please email the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating why you want to take this course.
|Instructor(s): Otake,Eiko Times: .M..... 07:00PM-10:00PM; Location: FEAS SEM; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|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.|