Personal Project Proposal -- Due Friday Oct. 19

Personal Project Proposal

Write a one-page proposal for the project you wish to carry out over the second half of the semester. In proposing a project, think about what has sparked your interest this semester, what the next areas of growth are for you as a choreographer, and what you dream of creating.

The work you create over the remaining weeks of the semester should be at least 3 minutes in length. It may be a solo or group work, and you may choose whether or not to perform in your own piece. You do need to work deliberately with music/sound, and you should plan on using the entire piece of music (rather than fading out in the middle). The work may take any form you deem artistically relevant, as long as it features movement and is framed as performance.

In coming up with a project, identify one goal for yourself and one goal for the work. The goal for yourself should be something you want to learn how to do (or do better) as a choreographer, a skill of the craft of choreography. The goal for the work should be something about what the work will do; for example, I aim to create a dance that will cause the audience to question their relationship to spectatorship OR I aim to create a dance that creates an ironic tension with a piece of music OR I aim to create a dance that delights the audience at the same time that it disturbs them . 

You may consult with your instructor at any time in creating your project proposal. It is perfectly acceptable to ask for assistance in shaping your interests into an assignment.

Writing your project proposal is a way to set some limits for yourself and give yourself a container in which to create. Much of the focus should be on what you want to explore, why and how. You may also include some thoughts about what shape the work may take, but do not try to predetermine all aspects of your product.

In considering your project, keep in mind that you will need to show your work-in-progress every week from here on out. Although you have six weeks total, because of the Thanksgiving break, the time will move quickly.

Oct. 26 -- Raw Material
Nov. 2 -- Partial Draft
Nov. 9 -- Full draft
Nov. 16 -- Edited full draft with costume, title and lighting ideas
Nov. 23 -- Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 26-29 -- Tech week (6-10pm rehearsals in evenings)
Nov. 30 -- no regular class, but optional coaching available
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 -- Public presentation of Projects
Dec. 7 -- 1:30-4:30 Post-performance video viewing, final feedback, and pie eating. Also, project papers are due on this date.

Your proposal MUST FILL an entire page. This reflects the amount of thinking you ought to do to propose your project. Looking forward to reading your ideas!

Please bring a copy of your typed proposal to class on Oct. 19. 

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