Andrea I. Woody
A study of philosophical topics at the advanced level. Topics vary.
“Philosophical Issues in Dance and other Performing Arts” (with DANCE 420) Philosophical frameworks will support our consideration of a number of issues central to performing arts in general, and dance in particular, such as: What makes an action an artistic performance? How should we identify two performances of the same art work, for example Shakespeare's Hamlet or Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring? What would make a dance representational or non-representational? Do dance and other performance arts have a more constitutive connection to the body than do other art forms? What does it matter that a performance is live? Is something lost when we sit home with a cd or dvd? Examples from contemporary dance, performance art, music, and theater will be used throughout the course. TEXT: No Text Required
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General method of instruction
Two previous philosophy classes or dance history class reommended.
Class assignments and grading