DANC 302 - Repertoire
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits: 4 credits
In the first month we will learn phrase material from Alon Karniel’s “Surrounding,” a solo created in 2017 for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Exploring the interconnectedness of body and space through sequences that involve continuous turning along a line, the movement in this solo consists of units strung together according to particular patterns (fractal and other) that waver between repetition and variation: “My body is the space that moves and around the space I call myself, I turn.” Like walking a labyrinth, this is a bodily practice in spatial precision, orientation and memory which unfolds into a meditation on mortality.
In the second month until the end of the semester, we will restage an extract from Gil Kerer’s “Earth.” Created in 2018 for an ensemble of five dancers, this work imagines the arrival of a delegation to Earth, sent to investigate and experience life on the planet. Examining the most elementary aspects of human experience like sensation, posture and gait, their journey raises questions about human nature and the path we tread on Earth. Working on this repertoire, we will not only aim for a deeper understanding of the movement, but experiment with tasks or tools that were used in the creative process to cultivate an emotional and sensory approach to the choreography, and enhance our presence in the moving body.
Enrollment Limit: 10
Instructor: A. Karniel, G. Kerer
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
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