Dance on Camera / DIY

Dance on camera has a different impact than dance on stage – how can we explore this form that arguably has a bigger audience than live performance? How can we make and distribute dance on camera using equipment that is readily available and low cost? This studio course supports students to create video projects featuring the body in motion; results may be art installations, dance videos or video art. Graphic artist/Princeton Fellow Danielle Aubert and choreographer/professor Susan Marshall will lead workshops in movement and in the use of sound and motion-editing software.

Sample reading list:
Hito Steyerl, In Defense of the Poor Image
Philip Auslander, Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture
Lars von Trier, The Five Obstructions (film)
Spike Jonze, video for Pharcyde “Drop” (music video)

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will complete two one-week projects and two four-week projects. Students will also be required to make a class presentation on an assigned topic related to time-based media. Brief readings and viewings will be assigned throughout the semester.


Student Work



Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 pm and Thursday, 7:30 - 9:40 pm
185 Nassau Street, Room 120