Humanities Arts Cultural Stu 0151 - Movement as Research: Interdisciplinary Dance Making

Interdisciplinary Dance Making

Lailye Weidman

01:00PM-02:20PM TU;01:00PM-02:20PM TH

Hampshire College
Music and Dance Building MAIN;Music and Dance Building MAIN
In this course, students will enter dance and dance making as vehicles for embodied research and interdisciplinary dialogue. Over the course of the semester, we will make dances that move alongside and beyond other disciplines-developing choreography and movement practices while studying narrative and poetic forms, learning from visual artists and musicians, exploring intersections with architecture and environmental studies. Visits with guest artists, scholars, and students in other courses will help us launch these inquiries. Throughout the semester, we will reflect on what dance can offer back to other fields and the particular power of movement as "a way of knowing." The creation of choreography is an integral aspect of this course, yet rather than privilege only the final product, we will invest in dancing as a medium for research, discovery, and collaboration. This course is open to anyone who wants to jump into embodied learning and making Keywords:Dance, choreography, research, movement, art

: Students should expect to spend 6-8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.