Sep 28, 2020  
2020-21 University Catalogue 
    
2020-21 University Catalogue

DANC 672 International Graduate Seminar I



2 credits 30.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course introduces the ongoing process of inquiry into what it means to do research in a creative practice, such as dance, within the framework of an international festival environment and within scholarship outside the US. A wide range of current orientations, reflections, writings, ways of thinking and forms of presentations will be discussed. Students learn about different research methods outside of the arts, and are encouraged to apply some of these processes to their own artistic/creative processes and practices. How might dance practice and theory mutually engage? What might be termed ‘practice as research?’ How might choreography be a theoretical act (Foster)? How might theory and methods be transported from one subject matter to another (Foster)? How might the relationship between the written word and the moving body be examined and explored? How do we test, analyze, study or diagram our processes? A seminar format, this course will include an in-class viewing performances, sharing experiences, as well as the formation of a student curated course archive.

Open only to MFA in Dance majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.