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Delicious Movement for Reflecting on Nakedness
DANC 244
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 244

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.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Intercultural Literacy
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AL&L
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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