Re: summer course

Doug Rosenberg (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 13:53:55 -0500

The following is a summer course in Dance and Tech at UW Madison in Wisconsin, USA

New Summer Course
New Forms: Dance, Interarts and Technology Summer Workshop
Course# 560, 3 credits Hours: 9am-3pm, May 24-June 11
Meets: M-Fri Lathrop Hall

New Forms: Dance, Interarts and Technology Summer Workshop will offer the student an opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary course of study that merges dance, video, interactive media and performance techniques with issues concerning identity, personal narrative and the body in contemporary culture. This is a flexible course that will be taught in an open and experimental environment that allows for total immersion into the working process. There is no prerequisite, though some experience in dance, performance, video or new technology is recommended.
This course will be taught by UW assistant professor, Douglas Rosenberg and visiting artist Ellen Bromberg. Their collaborative, interdisciplinary work has been presented in numerous venues throughout the United States and together they have recieved a Bay Area Dance Coalition Isadora Duncan Award, and most recently a fellowship from the Soros Foundation on Death in America.
Each day will include a movement section, an interdisciplinary composition section and a performance/technology section. Students will have access to the Interarts and Technology Lab which includes, digital and analog video production and post-production facilities, a black box performance space which also includes video as well as audio equipment and The Big Eye Sensing System, an interactive performance tool. A lab assistant/technologist will be available to assist with technological needs. Each student will be given access to rehearsal space and lab time to experiment and work on individual projects. Room 502 Lathrop Hall, the multi-media performance lab, will function as the informal performance space for student compositions and critiques. During the three week workshop, students will create on their own interdisciplinary dance and technology compositions under the guidance of the instructors. The resulting compositions will be shown publicly at the end of the !

further information: Professor Douglas Rosenberg, 139B, Lathrop Hall