Join us for a unique new course where we will explore Seeta Patel’s Rite of Spring. We’ll learn about aspects of the making of the work and prepare our own questions about it, and how we might experience it as audiences.
Led by independent dance dramaturg Miranda Laurence and choreographer Seeta Patel, this will be a fun, discursive session giving an insight into the creative process of making dance. No specialist dance knowledge is needed. Each session will have some commonalities, and we will explore different themes depending on the interests of those attending. You can attend both or just one session.
Some of the themes we may focus on include thinking about the spectator’s experience when looking at (visual) art, listening to music, and when watching dance.
We’ll ask what we expect art and dance to communicate through images, and how we make sense of what we see. We may explore the music of Stravinsky and will hear from Seeta about her choreographic approach working with the score. We’ll think about how music might change the way we watch or experience dance.
We will also consider cultural context, exploring the nuances of experiencing artforms from different or unfamiliar cultures.
Session 1 – In person
Date: Saturday 6th November. Please note that this session will take place in person at The Mill.
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Session 2 – Online
Date: Tuesday 30th November. Please note that this session is held online via Zoom. Details on how to join will be sent to participants via email in advance of the class.
Time: 1pm – 4pm
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