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Courses - Spring 2024
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Open Seats as of
02/28/2024 at 05:30 PM
Special Topics in Dance; Stock Motion Performances
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with THET669E and DANC689K. Credit only granted for TDPS458K, THET669E, or DANCE689K. Student must pay a $25 lab fee.

Students will build a series of performance studies using Unity software and stock animation available on public motion libraries. Students will string together animations in various patterns and interactive systems, and design performance environments for them. Students will gain an understanding of motion that is assumed "default," "normal," and "useful," and use their work to interrogate and challenge such assumptions and their social and political connotations. Then, students will try to recreate their digital action sequences in physical space, and re-translate them back into the virtual, building a new and improvednon-stock motionlibrary."