Making Dances with Jessie Young

We will begin by gathering definitions of choreography. What does making a dance mean to you? What did it mean to you in the past? What do you hope it will mean in the future? Together we will create an index of interests, questions, concerns, frustrations, and blockages that come up for us when we make dances. Harnessing our collective curiosity and confusion, we will identify areas ripe for investigation. Each session, we will then work to research these areas through choreographic exercises, practices, and experiments. You will leave with a toolbox through which to answer your own, personal choreographic questions. This class should be used as a laboratory for mining personal experience, dreaming new futures of dance making, and building knowledge through intuition.