20/21 Level 5 - BORDER CROSSINGS - SEM A

BORDER CROSSINGS is a term long project you will be introduced to practice-based research in which you will use choreography as a critical way to explore how dance forms and practices rarely have pure roots or routes. Rather, they adapt to shifts in economies, the migration of bodies across geographies, and the exchange of values, politics and labour. 

In Border Crossings you will be introduced to practice-based research; this means that you will explore how you can use the practice of choreography as a tool to explore theories of how social, cultural and political contexts have shaped dance. You will be assigned a number of choreographic tasks in which you will shape movement material by putting particular dance styles in conversation with each other.

Image: Reena Saini Kallat. “Woven Chronicle.” 2011/2016. Installation view, “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2016-January 22, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar