Presentation Title

The Experimental Dance Project

Faculty Mentor

Anya Cloud, Karen Schaffman

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

Arts 111

Session

oral 2

Type of Presentation

Visual and Performing Arts

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

This abstract is for a poster presentation on The Experimental Dance Project. The Experimental Dance Project gave us the opportunity to work collaboratively with LXS DXS, a dance collective of artists of color from the bay area. Through the course of the Experimental Dance Project, we felt as if we were constantly evolving and growing. During each rehearsal, we pushed ourselves to show up and be present. This project exposed us to ideas and techniques that we could use in dance making - voice, text, and breath. Working with LXS DXS provided us with the tools to address whatever political, social, cultural, or personal concerns we have as dancers, and as members of society. We practiced consent, and setting boundaries, we participated in practices that relate to Ball culture (a queer performance style and subculture connecting to fashion, dance, survival, and building community), we were invited to bring our own personal research into the work, we recognized the history of the land we currently occupy, and our own personal histories and how they connect and divide us. Artistically we have opened our minds to the possibilities of interpretive art. Before we were used to things being so three dimensional with dancing having steps and movement and choreography dance was something aimed for entertainment, instead of an actual learning experience. This project was crucial for society because it shows that people from different backgrounds, upbringings, and cultures can operate enthusiastically while learning from each other to create a stronger bond.

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Nov 23rd, 10:30 AM Nov 23rd, 10:45 AM

The Experimental Dance Project

Arts 111

This abstract is for a poster presentation on The Experimental Dance Project. The Experimental Dance Project gave us the opportunity to work collaboratively with LXS DXS, a dance collective of artists of color from the bay area. Through the course of the Experimental Dance Project, we felt as if we were constantly evolving and growing. During each rehearsal, we pushed ourselves to show up and be present. This project exposed us to ideas and techniques that we could use in dance making - voice, text, and breath. Working with LXS DXS provided us with the tools to address whatever political, social, cultural, or personal concerns we have as dancers, and as members of society. We practiced consent, and setting boundaries, we participated in practices that relate to Ball culture (a queer performance style and subculture connecting to fashion, dance, survival, and building community), we were invited to bring our own personal research into the work, we recognized the history of the land we currently occupy, and our own personal histories and how they connect and divide us. Artistically we have opened our minds to the possibilities of interpretive art. Before we were used to things being so three dimensional with dancing having steps and movement and choreography dance was something aimed for entertainment, instead of an actual learning experience. This project was crucial for society because it shows that people from different backgrounds, upbringings, and cultures can operate enthusiastically while learning from each other to create a stronger bond.