Choreographies of Resistance - S
EXP 0008 - S
As a planned orchestration of bodies in motion, can choreography offer insights into human sociality and subjectivity? In "Choreographies of Protest" (2003), Susan Foster suggests that critical reflections on how bodies engage with and how they are engaged by structures of power through established choreographies that have the potential to offer social theory that reaches beyond dance. Inspired by this work, we will endeavor to unearth the social theory and socio-political transformation that choreographies might offer. From Charlie Chaplin's Tramp, whose veiled virtuosity questioned 20th century assumptions about the intersection of gender, sexuality, and dance, to Colin Kaepernick's "taking a knee," we will explore performance and engage with some of the pressing political debates of our time. Students of any ability and dance experience will use guided movement explorations drawn from improvisation, modern dance, Africanist folkloric movement, meditative flow, and play.
Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.
Instructor Approval: Not Required.
Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.
Refund Policy: Course Policy 1
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