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TH200 – Naked States of Being

Naked States of Being explores how space/time is not a white canvas that stands alone and empty. The course utilizes Delicious Movement, an experiential and experimental practice led by Eiko Otake, dancer/choreographer and interdisciplinary artist.

Instructor(s)

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Delicious Movement is an experiential and experimental course taught by Eiko Otake, dancer/choreographer and interdisciplinary artist. This course combines the "Delicious Movement Workshop" with the study of postwar Japanese arts. Through the study of movement, readings, videos, and films we will learn that space/time is not a white canvas that stands alone and empty. Here and now are continuous parts of a larger geography (space) and history (time) and as such are dense with memories, shadows, and possibilities. We will see art works and films from postwar Japan as examples of artistic representations of despair and perseverance. What is it to forget, remember, mourn, and pray? How do we transcend violence and loss? How does being or becoming a mover or dancer affect our emotional rigor, seeing/learning, and creativity? These are some of the many questions we will explore. This is not a dance class, nor is it geared toward performers. We will learn some movement together, but we encourage you to think about movement as a way to access human experiences, to nurture imagine, and to build knowledge. To learn more about the instructor, please go to eikoandkoma.org.

Also listed as: FG206, PA250, DA200, RM200