Screendance Capstone with Katrina McPherson

 Image from Paysages Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes , a screendance work by Katrina McPherson & Harold Rheaume, 2019. Photo: Brian Hartley. Image from Paysages Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes , a screendance work by Katrina McPherson & Harold Rheaume, 2019. Photo: Brian Hartley.

Screendance Capstone: Advanced Theory and Production Course with Katrina McPherson, University of Utah, Spring 2020

This course provides in-depth investigation, theory, and production of Screendance, and also provides context and mentorship for the capstone project required for those pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Screendance. Students are provided with advanced concepts for exploration in both theoretical and creative aspects of this hybrid, interdisciplinary art form, as well as exposure to issues of dissemination, curating, and specialist critical analysis of the field at large. The course will culminate in each student creating a final capstone screendance project.

Course Structure:

Ms. McPherson will conduct the course as hybrid in design, with intensive, in-situ teaching sessions in-residence* at the beginning and towards the end of the semester on the University of Utah Campus, and the rest as an online course of study comprising remote tutorials, mentoring and course work. (*Only with permission by the instructor, one or both of the in-residence portions of the course can be waived if the student has studied with Ms. McPherson previously.) The course is open to both University of Utah Graduate students and participants in the wider community. Registration is limited.

Katrina McPherson is an award-winning screendance artist whose practice is informed by her background in dance and video art, as well as her wide experience as a director of arts programmes for television. She is the author Making Video Dance, a step-by-step guide to creating dance for the screen, a new edition of which was published by Routledge in 8.

www.makingvideodance.com
www.katrinamcpherson.com

On Katrina’s teaching Philosophy

“My approach to teaching screendance is movement-based and experiential. With the aim of developing an embodied understanding of screendance, I guide students in personal and group explorations, through carefully planned practical and scholarly exercises and assignments and, by doing so, encourage a deep and authentic engagement with this hybrid art form. Through processes of looking, making, reflection and discussion, I encourage honest engagement with intentionality and support students in navigating the myriad possibilities available to them as artists working within the context of this burgeoning field.

Course Meeting Dates 2020:

 Jan 7 - 20th - in person classes with Katrina at the University of Utah:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Saturday 11th & Saturday 18th Jan, 10 am - 5.00 pm
Jan 20 - March 22 - online classes
March 23 - 28th - in person classes with Katrina at the University of Utah:
Tuesday 24th & Thursday 26th March, 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Saturday 28th March, 10 am - 5.00 pm
March 29th - April 21st - online completion of the course.
The course is open to both University of Utah graduate students and participants from the wider community.

*Only with permission by the instructor, one or both of the in-residence portions of the course can be waived if the student has studied with Ms. McPherson previously. For more information, please visit dance.utah.edu/screendancecapstone Questions? Please contact Katrina:

Non-matriculated students may sign up for this class through Continuing Education: continue.utah.edu/search/advanced?s=Screendance

Image from Paysages Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes , a screendance work by Katrina McPherson & Harold Rheaume, 2019. Photo: Brian Hartley.