Art & Dance
This Art and Dance short course offers a unique opportunity to investigate a selection of case studies from a broad art historical chronology where it will be possible to analyse why, how, when, and where visual artists have interacted with dance professionals and choreutic practices.
The course will discuss diverse topics such as the depiction of the bodies of dancers from Antique to Contemporary Art, the staging of processions and public events in Medieval and Renaissance Art, the design of stage apparatus and costumes for dance productions, and Performance Art events developed by artists using the human body as their selected medium.
This course will be delivered online via Zoom. All participants will receive information in advance about how to access the course and if any preparation work is required before it commences.
What you will learn:
• A general overview of the concept of Art and Dance across many time periods
• Participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vast scholarship on the depiction of human body in motion and its gestural possibilities linked to Dance
• The course will offer the opportunity to discuss how artists have responded to the practice of crafting the human body in movements through both its representation as well as through direct collaborations with choreographers, musicians, and designers
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.
Image: Ballet at the Paris Opera, 1877, Edgar Degas, Credit: Gift of Mary and Leigh Block, Art Institute of Chicago