Fall 2014 Course Schedule

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      LDAN 3201 A   Watching Ballet/Watching Balanchine  (CRN:7230) *BEST BET* 2 CR Kendall, Elizabeth
      F - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Learn the language and methods of the Western proscenium art of classical ballet through this writing intensive course. Partnering with the George Balanchine Trust and New York City Ballet (NYCB), students will gain an understanding of the history, traditions, and systems of training involved in the form. In addition, the class will attend performances and engage directly with NYCB choreographers in seminar, developing a hands-on approach to thinking and writing about ballet, exploring how a great choreographer like Balanchine used the vocabulary of ballet to express timeless emotion as well as contemporary kinetics. 2 Student Fellows with a background in dance will be selected to administer ballet classes for the non-dancing students in the course and lead discussions therein. This course meets on five Fridays in the semester: 9/19/2014, 9/26/2014, 10/3/2014, 10/10/2014, and 10/17/2014, all from 2pm-5pm.
    •   LINA 3210 A   Black Boxes and White Cubes: Relations Between Dance and the Visual Arts  (CRN:7225) *BEST BET* 4 CR Goldman, Danielle
        MW - 1:50 pm to 3:30 pm
    • Join in the conversation surrounding contemporary curation of dance and visual art through this collaboration with the New Museum. Under the mentorship of New Museum artists-in-residence Ryan Kelly and Brennan Gerard, students will move between campus and the museum, gaining an understanding of the historical context and theoretical frameworks for analyzing contemporary convergences between dance and the visual arts and how these can best be presented in the museum environment. Topics include objecthood, practices of spectatorship, artistic labor, abstraction, precarity, bodies and representation, as well as the political potential of choreography in dance and visual art.
      •   LMUS 2110 A   Creative Placemaking in Harlem  (CRN:7366) *BEST BET* 2 CR Raykoff, Ivan
          M - 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm
      • The course explores creative placemaking as an active nexus of music, community, and identity. It focuses on historical and current trends in the social, political, and economic life of Harlem through music, engaging students in site-specific learning opportunities to show how music becomes a means for individuals and institutions to make an impact on their communities. Community partners for this course include Revive Music, the Harlem Arts Festival, and the Employment and Technology Center of Harlem Children's Zone, where Aja Wood leads afterschool workshops focused on identity and community with music from classical through jazz and hip hop.
        •   LTHR 3202 A   Radical Citizenship, Art Making, and Sekou Sundiata's Research-to-Performance Methods  (CRN:7232) *BEST BET* 1 CR Rubino, Cecilia
        • "Immerse yourself in the research-to-performance methods of poet and activist, Sekou Sundiata, through this weekend-long course which engages ""Making as a Way of Thinking."" Through a series of workshops with Lang faculty and artist, Will Power, from MAPP International organization devoted to the promotion of contemporary global theater and activism and students will engage in Sundiata's improvisational methods, share strategies about art making and critical citizenship, and explore the ""Intersection of Art, Imagination, Humanities, and Public Engagement."" This course will connect with public events, including a festival of 'Arts and Ideas' and the 'WedaPeople's Cabaret': Thursday, Sept 11- Saturday, Sept 13, 2014."""
          •   LTHR 3600 A   Scene Study: Prison Plays  (CRN:7227) 4 CR Ugurlu, Zisan
              M - 3:50 pm to 5:30 pm
              T - 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm
          • In this advanced and interactive scene study class students will collaborate with the innovative outreach program, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA). Through the promotion of self-exploration through theater, dance, voice, writing, and visual art, RTA has pioneered creative expression for prison inmates as a springboard to education, family reconciliation and successful reintegration into community life. While studying the scenes from the plays of Jean Genet, Thomas Killigrew, August Wilson and others, students will meet ex-prisoners on a weekly basis and learn from their experiences inside and outside prison walls. Students will then apply these literary and real-life stories to their scene studies.
            •   LVIS 2201 AX   Anthology Film Archives: Living History of Moving Image Arts  (CRN:7228) 4 CR Yoon, Soyoung
                W - 12:10 pm to 2:50 pm
            • Engage with the collections of the Anthology Film Archives (AFA), one of the world's premiere institutions for the preservation, collection and exhibition of moving image arts. Co-taught by Curator of Collections at AFA, Andrew Lampert, students will pursue a hands-on, immersive study of the histories/theories and contemporary practices of art and the moving image and participate in the legacyûand the futureûof this essential New York cultural institution. While attending seminars and screenings at TNS, AFA, museums and artists' studios, students will be asked to engage in research projects that will be incorporated into essentialcinema.org, AFA's forthcoming media collections online archive which will feature streaming video, audio, periodicals and papers from the collections. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to work closely with faculty to orchestrate research for and curate elements of the archive.
              •   LVIS 3201 AX   Beyond the White Cube: The Public Art Fund and the Democratization of Culture in New York City  (CRN:7226) 4 CR Kraynak, Janet
                  T - 12:10 pm to 2:50 pm
              • Study the intricate inner workings behind mounting artistic exhibitions in this special partnership with the Public Art Fund, an organization devoted to providing a visible platform for international experimental artists to engage with diverse communities and unique sites. Students in this class will gain a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the complexities of the curatorial selection process, while exploring the history of experimental exhibitions and artistic practices that move outside the traditional exhibition circuits. In addition, students will examine the role of public art in political activism and social interventions. Topics include audience, public space and democracy, social activism, and the politics of representation, among others. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to assist in the research process for upcoming exhibitions and develop a class blog site.
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