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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

DANC 150 Contemporary Art Practices

3 credits 45.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

In this course, the ever-expanding field of contemporary art will be explored to include dance and performance through the lens of practice. Students will learn to look for and recognize shared aesthetic values and relationship within and across varying disciplines. How can we think about practice as the place and the space for working through an idea? What are the relationships of practice to the studio? What are the relationships between practice, the studio and process for an artist working today? How do these varied practices and processes contribute to conversations about contemporary art and performance today? How can practice become a ‘meeting ground’ for discussion across varying disciplines? Students will be immersed in screenings of works on video and will attend as many pertinent performances/exhibitions as possible throughout the course. We will also read selected texts. Class sessions will include visiting artists and speakers who will help deepen and focus varying points of view and overlapping perspectives.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.