Collaboration in the Arts | ARDV 0216
During January Term 2017, Maree ReMalia’s Pittsburgh-based collaborators Paul Kruse, Adil Mansoor, and Nicole Shero of Hatch Arts Collective and Joseph Hall the Deputy Director from BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance will be in residence at Middlebury College to co-facilitate the Collaboration in the Arts Course.
What happens when a musician dances, a choreographer writes, a micro-biologist makes a sculpture? Artists and those who are creatively curious, come play, experiment, and engage in collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. We will consider how stretching in this way helps us acknowledge and embrace difference and reveal information across our many, intersecting identities. Focusing on the creative process, this course explores artistic expression and helps students generate new collaborative projects which may include performances, installations, and hybrid works. Throughout the term, we will generate journals and mini projects that culminate in substantial final projects that are original, collaborative, and unpredictable. Creative and scholarly sources supporting this class include the practice of contemporary improvisational methods, viewing recent film, visual art, and dance performance, as well as engaging with current readings, interviews, and discussions related to collaboration in the arts. We will also touch on the entrepreneurial aspects of creative process, such as writing artistic statements, project descriptions, and grant proposals.
To learn more about the visiting artists and their project, Fuse, click here.