Languages of the Body

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Languages of the Body

Spring 2021

Taught By: Becky Baumwoll

Section: A

CRN: 7645

Credits: 2

This course is for students of any discipline at The New School interested in investigating the storytelling capacity of the body, methods of physical communication, and signs and symbols of body language as explored through the lens of contemporary mime. Students will begin by learning contemporary, narrative mime technique in the style of Broken Box Mime Theater, which will become our common class language and an entry point for body awareness, physical precision, and creative expression. The bulk of the course will be comprised of a series of “on-our-feet" games that require problem-solving, keen observation, and ensemble creativity to bring our intuitive knowledge of body language to our conscious mind. It is then that we will be able to, as a group, analyze how our bodies communicate in various environments and for various audiences, learn what we have inherited as members of our collective society, and gain insight as to how we may harness the storytelling power of our own physical life. This course welcomes students of all abilities, language backgrounds, identities, and experiences in physical exploration and/or performance. Focus will be drawn to creating an engaging, healthy, joyful ensemble culture.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:01am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 4:05pm - 6:35pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 930

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021