Dance 377ci - Advanced Studies in History and Aesthetics-Contact Improvisation Practice and History

Adv Studies: Contact Improv

Chris Aiken

M 1:30 PM - 2:55 PM; W 1:10 PM - 2:35 PM

Smith College
Crew House
In this course students engage throughout the semester both in the practice of contact improvisation (CI) and the study of its history from 1972 till the present. The class studies how CI has become a world-wide phenomenon, how it has evolved on different continents and regions, and how its participants have navigated issues of power, sexuality, race, identity and culture. Students consider the ecosystems of CI classes, jams and performances; CI in academia; and CI in relationship to professional dance training, aesthetics, and performance. All levels. Enrollment limited to 20.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.