Spring 2024 - CA 425 D100

Intensive Studies in Performance: Senior Projects (5)

Class Number: 6423

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Mon, Wed, 2:30–6:20 p.m.
    GOLDCORP

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
    GOLDCORP

  • Prerequisites:

    CA 220, 324.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Senior students continue the movement-based research initiated in CA 424. An extended final project will be developed, mentored by faculty and guests, culminating in a showing. Fourth year students will focus on choreography; other students will participate as collaborators or performers. This course can be repeated for credit three times.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course picks up on the work completed in CA 424: Making/Artistic Research in the fall. Students will sharpen the scope of their research and frame their methodology for the choreographic development of their projects. The class will focus on approaches and techniques in running rehearsals, detailing choreography, composition, producing and receiving and implementing feedback. There will be opportunity to work on sound and lighting within the class in collaboration with production and design students and faculty. Choreographers and dancers will have additional research tasks outlined in the first week of the semester.

Peer, faculty and gust artist mentorship will be provided, and time will be allotted for rehearsals during class hours. Students will be expected to develop archival materials, scores, technical riders, and notes throughout the semester. The cohort will also work as a company, along with the theatre performance students, in managing and producing the festival of performances in late March.

Students will make schedules with their casts and should be expected to show the work, when possible, within the class schedule. Keeping record of your process through video is also encouraged for archiving and feedback.

Grading

NOTES:

Grading

Choreographers:

25% Research
20% Midterm
20% Final
25% Approach to Practice
10% Reflection

Dancers

35% Approach to Practice
25% Work outside studio
20% Final Work
10% Reflection

Materials

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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