Queer Performance and Rituals Winter 2024

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This is your chance to help create and perform a new show at the ’62 Center in February. Join us for a studio/lecture course that aims to create a collaborative space of study and practice that starts with an overview of queer performance studies, its histories, and contemporary trends that leads to developing, creating, and executing a queer-embodied performance. The performance is a comedic solo and features 25 backup student and community performers. This evening-length work invites the audience to a rollicking confessional narrative voice of self-doubt, through a ride of radical queer adherence, posing the question; “What does it mean to do the thing you need to do, even when it feels like nobody else needs you to do it?” We will engage in a rigorous, collective, and emergent process to devise and perform an ensemble piece that is rooted in the language of contemporary dance and utilizes elements of theater, storytelling, and design. This class is open to all students regardless of their movement experience, personal identity, or ability. Beyond dancers, we are looking to engage with musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, actors, circus artists, drag artists, etc. Rehearsals will be January 3-24, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-7 PM. The product of the course will be two public performances (https://bit.ly/46TCsDe), Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th, at the ’62 Center. Students agree to be available for refresher rehearsals and two public performances. Email Randy Fippinger ([email protected]) for more information.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: NA
Class#: 1127
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Presentation(s); Performance(s)
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Over-enrollment will be given first to students who can participate in the performance.
Unit Notes: www.alexanderdavis.dance or www.thedavissisters.com
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression

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