Proposal for Final Project
Due: Thursday, April 9 @ 10 AM on Blackboard
Due to the new circumstances we now find ourselves in with distance learning, I have designed new guidelines for your final project. You will work collaboratively to create one final group dance-on-video project. Using the dance films Exquisite Corps and Globe Trot (50 filmmakers, 23 countries, 1 dance), as a springboard, you will: 1) work as a group to identify a common concept and choreographic methodology; 2) create individual videos of your section(s); 3) edit the videos to link them together. We will discuss options for how to best go about editing the final piece. In lieu of a public performance at the end of the semester, we will share this video online to our campus community and beyond.
As you begin to think about possible concept / theme / format for the final project, build on the experiences you have had in this course both before and after remote learning began. In particular, you can draw from:
- Trio Choreography Mini-Class Dance Making Methodology and Collective Phrase
- Dance in Small Spaces
- Dance in Times of isolation
What other experiences come to mind as resources or reference for your final project?
For your proposal consider the following broad questions:
- Do you want to create independent pieces that are connected conceptually and through editing, inspired by the format of Exquisite Corps and Dance in Small Spaces?
- Do you want to create shared concept and movement vocabulary that is performed in different locations, inspired by the format of Globe Trot (50 filmmakers, 23 countries, 1 dance) and Dance in Times of Isolation?
- Do you want to choreograph individually or collectively using the methodology of Trio Choreography Mini-Class Dance Making Methodology and Collective Phrase?
- Is it a combination of different methodologies? What do they allow you to do?
- How do our immediate circumstances of living under the challenges of COVI-19, social distance and quarantine inform your work?
- How do you understand the purpose and role of dance under these new circumstances and what do you want to communicate / share with your audience? There could be many different answers to this question… what interests you?
- Who is your audience?
As you continue to work collectively other questions will become more pertinent, but you can begin to think about them now:
- What locations will be of interest and why?
- Is there a narrative (literal or abstract) that you are trying to convey?
- What is the gaze of the camera?
- What are you wearing and why?
- What are the movement material and movement qualities that characterizes this work?
- Are you using music, silence, both…why?
- What is the beginning / middle / end
What else do you think is important to consider for your proposal?
We will discuss your ideas in class on Thursday and come up with a plan collectively.