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Virtual Viewpoints - 12-week on-line course** with Deborah Black

Sundays from 12pm - 2pm EST, January 20th - April 7th, 2019.
**Registration Closed - Next cohort will begin in Fall 2019 - please join the mailing list for updates

The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was originated by dancer/choreographer, Mary Overlie who deconstructed the materials used in performance: space, time, shape, emotion, story, and movement, opening up their infinite possibilities. The student can expect to receive a clear vocabulary of materials to spark research or new perspective on their own work.

Course content

— Weekly 2-hour class

— Definition of Postmodernism in relationship to Classicism and Modernism

— Embodiment of the horizontal nature of Postmodernism through the study of Shape, Space, Time, Emotion, Movement, and Story through improvisations.

— Methods for incorporating the Viewpoints into an existing performance, creation, healing, or teaching practice

— Lectures and reading materials to support understanding of the theory and philosophy of postmodernism

— Homework assignments for deepening the relationship to the materials

— An on-line group forum for questions, discussion, and additional resources

— Special guest lectures on poetry and future studies

$400 (scholarships and discounts for students available)
$375 early bird until December 15, 2018