Atelier Courses


Grandma’s Russian Painting: A New Performative Installation

ATL 495 / VIS 495 / MTD 495 / THR 495 · Spring 2018

S01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Basil Twist · Ljova Zhurbin

This course is centered around the development of a new performative installation by puppeteer Basil Twist entitled ‘Grandma’s Russian Painting’ inspired by childhood memories of an elaborate painting Twist’s grandmother had near her swimming pool in the desert.

ROARATORIO: Irish Dance and the Cunningham Technique

ATL 496 / DAN 496 · Spring 2018

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Jean Butler · Silas Riener

The dancer/ choreographers Jean Butler (Riverdance) and Silas Riener (Merce Cunningham Co.) lead a groundbreaking Atelier that investigates the relationship between the seemingly disparate forms of Irish Step Dance and the Merce Cunningham Technique.

Rising Waters: A Climate Change Game

ATL 497 / VIS 497 · Spring 2018

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: Matt Parker

This course will focus on the development of a commercial game about climate change, giving students the opportunity to contribute to a piece with broad social impact.