Special Topics in Contemporary Practice: Music and Dance: Choreographing Collaboration

Join choreographer Susan Marshall and composer/percussionist Jason Treuting in creating and performing music and dance works with your classmates. Explore approaches to playful cross-disciplinary collaboration. How can one medium enhance another? How can artists with different talents and backgrounds join forces to manifest an idea? This hands-on workshop will embrace the process of creative collaboration and the how of constructing performance works that involve sound/music and the body in motion. This class is for both seasoned creators/performing artists and those with less experience who possess an adventurous and curious spirit.

Sample reading list:
John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings
Steve Reich, Music as a Gradual Process
Jonathan Burrows, A Choreographer’s Handbook
Matthew Goulish, 39 Microlectures
Keith Johnstone, Impro
Allan Kaprow, Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Average weekly assignments will include work on a creation project (2 hours per week), Additionally, brief reading/viewing assignments (2-10 pages) or short research assignments will be periodically assigned.

Other information:
Course includes an end of semester showing/performance of selected works created during the course.




Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
and Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.