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Creating a Performance from the Ground Up: An Interarts Production Workshop

Semester and Year SP 2018
Course Number ARTS-UG1225
Section 001
Instructor Leslie Satin
Days W
Time 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Units 4
Level U



This Gallatin Arts Workshop offers students the luxury of a full semester to focus on a single, collaborative performance. Students will work individually and together on creating performances—developing them from initial ideas, images, or sketches of existing material (movement, text, sound/music) through multiple perspectives and stages, including generation, conception, planning, rehearsing, responding, revising, performing, documenting. Students will work on their own projects, watch and respond to progressive drafts, and participate in fellow artists’ projects in activities from research through performance. They will then work together collaboratively to join their individual projects, creating an interarts performance. Workshop participants will be guided through conducting research in their work’s development; this research will include investigation that takes place in the studio as well as textual/archival explorations of their field, the creative process, collaboration, and the history of interarts performance. Students will be urged to understand, through individual practice, strategically designed assignments, and regular revisions of material, their own aesthetic inclinations and influences. Readings about creativity, specific arts/performance forms, and interarts performance might include work by or about Lawrence and Anna Halprin, Allan Kaprow, Sol LeWitt, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Ben Highmore, and the contributions of Fluxus, OuLiPo, and the Judson Dance Theater.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)