DAN 209/309 Site-Specific Dance Compostion

Department: Dance 
Faculty:  Susan Waltner

Spring 2010

In this course, site-specific choreography is developed as a collaborative project between students and teacher. The course focuses on developing work for Capen Garden on the Smith campus.

Students work as much as possible in the Garden, paying close attention to changes in the Garden. The course culminates in public performances.

Course funds are used for supplies and for a student artist to make drawings of Capen Garden the previous spring that become part of the choreographic resource.

...Throughout the process of our [dance] performance, my view on plants and nature has been influenced.  It made me realize the continuous on-going growth and movement of nature.  Nature has free, unlimited, graceful and effortless movements that we can learn from.



Dance Student