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|SOS||SO–SRSophomore–Senior||16||16||Day||S 15Spring||This full-time, one-quarter Student-Originated Study is designed for students prepared for intermediate to advanced work in the theory and practice of contemporary dance theatre, and requires prior choreographic and/or performance experience. Student cohorts will form to investigate a variety of dance theatre forms around themes of personal and cultural power, freedom, belonging, and fun. Specific content of research, papers, texts, critiques, and seminars is student-centered and co-developed with faculty. In a pre-registration interview with the faculty, students state a clear theme or genre of interest and propose a viable performance project. Next, student cohorts co-design a 10-week syllabus, including texts, learning objectives, activities, related research topics, and overlapping production schedules for casting, rehearsals, and technical support (costumes, lighting, sets, props, stage management, box office, publicity,) culminating in a Week 10 concert, venue to be determined. In addition to producing finished performance work, students will research the history, principals, and sociocultural context of their chosen genre, including, but not limited to modern dance, world dance, ballet, physical theatre, Butoh, etc. The goal is not to mimic extant forms, but to further each genre or theme into an imagined future. Expect to work on program assignments 15-20 hours per week outside of scheduled meetings with faculty. Research and rehearsal processes will be documented by each student in a multimedia log or journal serving as a reference when working with faculty, and providing a history of the development of each finished work. Work in progress will be shared in faculty-supported performance forums and dance labs throughout the quarter. This study requires discipline, clarity of focus, the ability to be self-directed, and the willingness to collaborate with others. Previous experience in technique, improvisation, and composition at an intermediate proficiency level is required.||Robert Esposito||Mon Tue Wed Thu||Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR||Spring||Spring|
Student-Originated Studies: Independent Projects in Literature, Philosophy, Myth/Religion and Writing
|SOS||FR–SRFreshmen–Senior||16||16||Day||S 15Spring||In this SOS, students will learn how to conceive, plan, structure and successfully carry through a major independent learning project. More importantly, they will have the pleasure and fulfillment of realizing a major college-level independent body of work. Students have an exciting array of humanities and artistic areas to work in. For example, I can foresee projects as different from one another as a well edited collection of stories or free form poetry, perhaps illustrated and bound in a beautiful book, or a research project in religious symbolism and ritual in Celtic or Haitian worldviews, or in archetypal characters such as the Trickster, the Underworld mediators, or the artist/Orpheus and his quest. A student could write and compile an innovative collection of essays and images dealing with a philosopher such as Nietzsche or Foucault; or with a philosophical topic, such as the human/nature relationship, or the power and nature of artistic language. Students could also plan and research a transformational, pilgrimage journey, keep a rich travel journal, make art quality photographs and present the pilgrimage experiences at the quarter’s end to your colleagues in the class. Students could plan a multimedia spectacle or a short film based on artistic work as a small group in the style of the Surrealists.In other words, if it is a challenging academic or artistic body of work which you find deeply fascinating and which will keep you going enthusiastically for a quarter, we can shape this idea and make it possible for you to carry it through. We will do this step-by-step, in close collaboration between professor and individual student, and with the support of a small group of other program students working in similar veins of inquiry or creation, who will serve as a critique and support group. At Evergreen this mode of intellectual and creative work is a hallmark of our belief in fostering self-direction, intellectual discipline and stamina, and in pursuing academic projects about which we are passionate. It is no easy feat, however, to master the fine art of writing and proposing, let alone bringing to fruition, a top quality independent learning project. The purpose of this SOS is first, to coach you through the conception stage, then, to help you to choose your readings and activities and make your schedule, and finally, to guide and support you along the path to completion of the best work of which you are capable.During the first eight weeks of spring quarter, students will meet every week with their professor as an individual, and as a member of a small work and critique group. We will meet as a large group, as well. Students will report in writing and orally on their progress every week. In the final weeks of the quarter, all students will present their completed work to the group.Students enrolling should have a first proposal of a project which they want strongly to undertake, including, at least, the kind of work you plan to do, for example: writing poetry, studying the work of a given writer or philosopher, and/or studying a particular kind of religious or mythic symbolism. This should be carefully written, typed and ready on the first day of class. The rest we will do during the first two weeks of the program. You may enroll in this program for 12 or 16 credits.||Marianne Bailey||Mon Wed||Freshmen FR Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR||Spring||Spring|
|SOS||SO–SRSophomore–Senior||16||16||Day||F 14 Fall||W 15Winter||This is an opportunity for well-prepared students to do authentic, significant, independent work in dance, theatre, music or film production. Students enrolling in this program should have one or more potential project ideas before the start of fall quarter. Please contact the faculty with any questions regarding your specific ideas.Participants will meet weekly to discuss their projects and to collaboratively work in small groups. Students will be expected to give progress updates, outline challenges, and share ideas for increasing the quality of the work that they are doing throughout the quarter. Specific descriptions of learning goals and activities will be developed individually between the student and faculty to insure quality work. At the end of the quarter students will present their projects to their peers in the most suitable manner for their particular project.||performance art, dance, theater, music, and cultural studies.||Kabby Mitchell||Wed Wed||Sophomore SO Junior JR Senior SR||Fall||Fall Winter|