IDANC-UT 1701.001 | 4 units | Instructors: Pam Pietro and Benjamin Hary
Experience Israel through dance exploration. This J-term course will consist of dance and dance making inside the socio-cultural landscape of Israel. Students can expect to meet Israeli artists who will be teaching movement classes based on their own improvisation and choreographic process, Gaga classes, and create a site-specific work with the participants on the course. We will spend one full day at the Maslool Professional Dance Program working with their resident choreographer and students, as well as working with Dana Ruttenberg’s Project 48 where dancers and choreographers are placed together in randomly created groups, in a fast-paced microcosm, and 24 hours later a new work is created. There will be panel discussions with young and emerging choreographers living and creating in Israel. Finally, we will spend an afternoon spent at the Eco-Art Village, at Kibbutz Nativ HaLamed Hey, which is home to the famous Vertigo Dance Company.
Students will be required to do some preliminary research on Israel’s political structure and the choreographer’s/artists living and working in the country.