COPA

5205

Improvisational Artists Lab

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Coll of Performing Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Improvisational Artists Lab

Spring 2022

Taught By: Fay Victor

Section: A

CRN: 9526

Credits: 2

Your body, your voice, your music, your humor and your fear. This is the DNA of an improvisational encounter and the departure point for the work of the Improvisational Artists Lab. This collaborative course between Jazz, Drama & Mannes explores the outer reaches of how student performers from different disciplines interplay using the common language of improvisation. The course draws inspiration from personal narratives through weekly explorations of text, composition, soundscape and movement. Students will be guided on a journey through spontaneous improvisation, dramatic text, music composition and intuitive play. From time to time world-class guest artists in theatre, music and dance will be invited to work with the class and offer critiques. Over the course of the semester students will form creative teams developing student work that culminates in a final project. By exploring diverse inter-art collaboration and improvisational process this course will provide students with new resources to meet contemporary performance challenges.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 7

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

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: 8:09pm 12/8/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022

Improvisational Artists Lab

Fall 2021

Taught By: Fay Victor

Section: A

CRN: 12366

Credits: 2

Your body, your voice, your music, your humor and your fear. This is the DNA of an improvisational encounter and the departure point for the work of the Improvisational Artists Lab. This collaborative course between Jazz, Drama & Mannes explores the outer reaches of how student performers from different disciplines interplay using the common language of improvisation. The course draws inspiration from personal narratives through weekly explorations of text, composition, soundscape and movement. Saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom (Jazz) and actor/director Joe Grifasi (Drama) will guide students journey through spontaneous improvisation, dramatic text, music composition and intuitive play. From time to time world-class guest artists in theatre, music and dance will be invited to work with the class and offer critiques. Over the course of the semester students will form creative teams developing student work that culminates in a final project. By exploring diverse inter-art collaboration and improvisational process this course will provide students with new resources to meet contemporary performance challenges.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Coll of Performing Arts (COPA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 8

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 8:08pm 12/8/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:00pm - 4:40pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 350

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021