Repertory and Performance: Contemporary Dance from Global Perspectives|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
This interdisciplinary course draws on multiple approaches to understanding contemporary dance and the moving body from global perspectives. It examines an eclectic array of movement and choreographic styles with influences ranging from Asia to Africa to Europe. Much of the course focuses on the creation and performance of original choreographic material generated in class. This material will be performed both as in-class studio showings and at the Worlds of Dance concert. Students will spend the majority of class time collaborating and learning various movement possibilities. In addition, they will also learn by viewing, discussing, and writing. There will be several guest classes with instructors representing the world of global contemporary dance today, who will bring their diverse experience and unique styles to bear on our discussions.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Beaman, Patricia. WORLD DANCE CULTURES: FROM RITUAL TO SPECTACLE. 2017
Chatterjea, Ananya. ON THE VALUE OF MISTRANSLATIONS AND CONTAMINATIONS: THE CATEGORY OF "CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY" IN ASIAN DANCE. 2013
Fraleigh, Sondra. BUTOH: METAMORPHIC DANCE AND GLOBAL ALCHEMY. 2010
Gottschild, Brenda. THE BLACK DANCING BODY: A GEOGRAPHY FROM COON TO COOL. 2003
Katrak, Ketu. CONTEMPORARY INDIAN DANCE: NEW CREATIVE CHOREOGRAPHY IN INDIA AND THE DIASPORA. 2011
Mitra, Royona. AKRAM KHAN: DANCING NEW INTERCULTURALISM. 2015
Noisette, Philippe. TALK ABOUT CONTEMPORARY DANCE. 2011
Yunyu, Wang and Burridge Stephanie. IDENTITY AND DIVERSITY: CELEBRATING DANCE IN TAIWAN. 2013
|Examination and Assignments: |
Mandatory attendance, classroom participation and being available for all performances.
Short bi-weekly Papers (1-2 pages) and End of Semester Paper (10 pages).
No final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course is a combination of studio and lecture. Although the majority of the course will consist of learning and performing choreographic material, it also includes critical discussions of scholarly writing, watching and analyzing choreographic sequences on film, and participating in guest master-classes. A hybrid course focusing on studio & lecture components with an emphasis on subject areas including Dance, Film Studies, Anthropology, Eurasian Studies, African-American Studies, Theater, South Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, FGSS, History, and Music.
Students will engage in observing global contemporary dance both as live and video formats, critically reading and writing about global contemporary dance, and exploring this as a cultural phenomenon. Students will engage with, from multiple learning perspectives, multiple cultural practices, values, and traditions and will be able to articulate a synthesized understanding of trends, structures, and components that are common to all. This course will count towards the dance major┐s "Research Methods / methodology" component.
Previous dance experience is not necessary.
|Instructor(s): Krishnan,Hari Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: X|