Jurg Peter Koch Faber
Performing experience for students in pieces choreographed by faculty members and guest choreographers.
This course is crosslisted with Dance 235. Students registering for Dance 371 form the core research group and take on compositional and rehearsal responsibilities in working with students participating in the course through Dance 235. Dance 371 meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Students interested in this course have previous dance training (Min 200-300 technique), performance and/or compositional experience
This course is a praxis-oriented workshop focusing on creative research to develop processes and concrete choreographic sections leading up to a studio showing. Using movement vocabulary and working processes informed by postmodern and contemporary dance, we train, create, rehearse and perform together as a company. You explore and develop your individual abilities within dance including physical, performance, creative, compositional and interpersonal skills.
Topics for this course include: The Rite of Spring and associated themes of life cycles, birth, love, sexuality and death, fertility, ritual, individual, group, society, generations, biological and social aspects, nature and culture, aesthetic access, synesthesia, conflict and resolution, disaster and recovery.
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