Performing Genders
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LDAN 3050
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
Topics:
  • Dance
  • Dance Practice
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
Description:
This course combines a reading seminar with an improvisational movement practice to explore gender and sexuality. Students will learn the moving and speaking score of Reusable Parts/Endless Love, a performance created by artists Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, that explores the codes and conventions of gender roles. The course will examine the score as a compositional tool; theories of gender performativity; feminist, queer, and psychoanalytic perspectives on the body, voice, and time; and representations of sexuality in contemporary dance and visual art. The course meets twice a week, once as a seminar and then as a studio, to discuss the theory and thinking process that generated the score and then to embody this knowledge by learning, interpreting, and ultimately transforming the performance work. Open to all students with an interest in performance art, contemporary dance, and/or gender studies, regardless of performance experience. *This LDAN course can be used to fulfill an Arts program LINA (InterArts) requirement.
Course Open to: Majors Only
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Level

Open to Undergraduate students.