This is a movement course designed for creative thinkers, such as dancers, actors, musicians, and visual artists. The body is the sole mediator of human experience and the site where all creative work resides, so we must integrate movement as a source and resource in our work. We will engage the body as an expressive tool in support of artistic craft and technique and build confidence in our ability to translate creative impulses through physical action. We will focus on the kinetic application of movement in the art-making process, using core energy, dynamics, breath connection, strength, flexibility, stamina, and relaxation techniques in order to integrate our creative output. We will also examine how movement informs creative work across disciplines through readings, films, and museum visits.
The Class: Format: studio and seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: students will be assessed individually based on active class participation, journals, and final project
Prerequisites: experience in dance, acting, music, or the visual arts, or by permission of the instructor
Distributions: Division I