Course Info: HACU-0214

CourseHACU-0214 Queer Dance
Long TitleQueer Dance Theory and Practice
Note(s) Textbook information
Meeting InfoMusic and Dance BuildingüAdele Simmons Hall SMALLü112 on MüW from 10:30-11:50ü10:30-11:50
FacultyLailye Weidman
Cumulative Skill(s)
Additional InfoStudents should expect to spend 8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time
Descriptionn Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings, Clare Croft proposes queer dance as a space of radical difference, where multiple identities, subjectivities, and politics collide, propelling artists and audiences into world-making action. This course will begin with Croft's text and expand into other creative and scholarly frameworks for considering the power and potential of queer + dance. Rather than treating "queer" as a monolith, we will examine queer dance through various and intersectional lenses, centering queer artists of color, disabled artists, trans and gender non-conforming artists, and others who resist dominant cultural narratives through dance. In addition to readings, we will engage with dance performances both live and on video. And, we will dance, move, and create choreography in dialogue with class materials and our group conversations. This course emphasizes the relationship between theory and practice as a key place for creating one's own queer methodologies. All levels of experience and identities welcome.

Keywords:Queer, dance, theory, choreography, trans

The content of this course deals with issues of race and power.