Guest Artist, Amanda K. Miller: Artist Talk and Movement Workshop
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:05pm to 6:05pm
This class is open to all students and Healthy Duke participants. Students may be able to use this as an Engagement Activity.
Amanda K. Miller will be giving an artist talk and movement workshop as part of the Dance 309S class, "Dancing States Of Mind," on Monday, September 11, 3:05pm-6:05pm. Location: Bivins 210. Please note: This class is 3 hours.
Amanda K. Miller was the founder, Artistic Director, and choreographer of Pretty Ugly Dance Company from 1992 till 2009. Pretty Ugly toured internationally and won an array of awards and acclaim for unique artistic and social collaborations. From 1984 to 1992 she was a founding member, principal dancer and resident choreographer of Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe. 2009 she returned to her home NC and began instructing and choreographing at universities and institutions nationally and internationally. She continues to create, instruct, perform, choreograph, collaborate and work with expressive art projects that support dis-advantaged children and young adults. In 2017 she received her MFA from Hollins University. More Info.
"Dancing States of Mind"/Dance 309S description: Practice-based studio work, discussion, and readings in current political discourse, System Theory, contemporary philosophy and cultural theory. Reveals the culturally constructed nature of dance in Western society - its manner of production, dissemination and aesthetics - and examines the consequences of the cultured flesh as a mode of propaganda. The cultivation of students' radically subjective creativity, artistic experimentation, awareness, perception and expression, in order to understand and challenge the status quo; and to integrate abstract concepts into one s own physical existence and redefine assumptions by moving right through them. Instructor: Michael Kliën