Philosophical investigation of the expressive elements of dance. Reading and discussion of the concepts of beauty, style, and aesthetic theory.
This course will bring philosophical theories into dialogue with art, with a special focus on dance and movement. It will explore historical discourse on the philosophy of art and societiesí fluctuating ideas of beauty through cultural and critical lenses. The primary thrust of this dance aesthetics course will be merging conceptual exploration with practical application. No prior formal dance training is necessary.
Student learning goals
To investigate the concept of aesthetics through history
To question what currently shapes values in aesthetics
To explore aesthetics in regards to movement through the body and in performance
To generate writing as a mode of expression on the topic
To discuss ideas, create work and share experiences through the community of the course
General method of instruction
Classroom seminar and studio practicum
No prerequisites necessary
Class assignments and grading