Students in VIS300/DAN301 will create sculptures that relate directly to the body and compel performance, interaction, and movement. Students will also create dances that are informed by garments, portable objects, and props. Works will be designed for unconventional spaces, challenge viewer/performer/object relationships, augment and constrain the body, and trace the body’s actions and form. The class will consider how context informs perceptions of the borders between performance, bodies, and objects. A lecture series of prominent choreographers and artists will accompany the course. This studio course is open enrollment.
Course Testimonial: Jhor van der Horst ’20
Jhor van der Horst ’20 explains why he recommends taking “Body and Object: Making Art that is both Sculpture and Dance” with Martha Friedman and Susan Marshall.