Dancing States of Mind: The Self, Social and Political Practice of Dance


Practice-based studio work, discussion, and readings in current political discourse, System Theory, contemporary philosophy and cultural theory. Reveals the culturally constructed nature of dance in Western society - its manner of production, dissemination and aesthetics - and examines the consequences of 'the cultured flesh' as a mode of propaganda. The cultivation of students' radically subjective creativity, artistic experimentation, awareness, perception and expression, in order to understand and challenge the status quo; and to integrate abstract concepts into one's own physical existence and redefine assumptions by moving right through them.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • DANCE 309S
  • ICS 309S
Typically Offered