Lecture: From Antagonism to Agonism: Shifting Paradigms of Women's Opposition to the State, Thursday, October 7, 5 pm, Five College Women's Research Center 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley
6. Final TEXT & (CON)TEXT [Presentation and Paper]: description, analysis, and
contextualization of a dance work in the 60s-90s continuum; with a focus on how the work provoked new ideas about dance, the dancer’s body, corporeal aesthetics; challenged representations of race and gender; presented multifarious political agenda; and embodied form of protest expression as an “activist” work that challenged and negotiated the social positions and contradictory identities of everyday life.
The Final Paper will be completed in three stages:
November 3: a one-page paper proposal that identifies the dance artist and dance work, a statement of why the work is deserving of analysis within the parameters of the course, and list of bibliographic and videographic sources; November 15: a 4-5 page close reading of the dance work in which you will identify and assess the formal components, cultural icons, and style of the work; November 29: a 6-8 page explication and contextualization of the work within the sixties-nineties continuum. You will present a synopsis of your paper, with visual sources during the last week of the semester. The Final Paper is due December 15 Dance is the embodiment of culture