Expanding understanding of dance as an inclusive learning modality with broad applicability for diverse communities across multiple sectors of society.
What is dance?
What and how do we know through dance?
In what ways does dance function in and contribute to societies?
Such questions prompt individuals at all stages of learning to engage in critical inquiry of dance as
a constantly evolving global phenomenon.
RECENT LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
April 2021 – Purchase College, Conservatory of Dance, The State University of New York
April 2021 – Laboratory for Audience Interactive Technologies (LAIT) at The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
October 2018 – Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Dance Programme, Singapore
May 2017 – Beijing Normal University, Department of Dance, China
Introduction to Immersive Performance: Theory & Practice (07:203:399, Hybrid, 3 credits)
Hybrid course incorporating face2face and online learning offering students from multiple disciplines an introduction to immersive theatre, more broadly understood as immersive performance. Examine historical developments, discuss key concepts, and investigate aesthetic intentions. Explore choreography as an analytical framework and a tool for creating immersive performance. Generate improvisational structures designed to facilitate audience participation towards immersion. Gain insights via master classes with international guest artists. A background in dance is not essential, just a willingness to experiment with movement. Students with interest/experience in theater, art & design, music, and film/virtual reality are encouraged. Students from all disciplines will gain new knowledge toward the critical analysis and production of immersive performance works.