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Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:30 PM // UMS 101: Dance & Theater

Cold Blood
UMS 101: Dance & Theater

Photo credit: Julien Lambert

A poetic journey filmed before your very eyes, Cold Blood is the perfect launchpad for understanding the genres of dance and theater, while examining the places they overlap.

Learn about the fundamentals of storytelling for the stage, making the minuscule appear grandiose, and have your questions answered by a genre expert in this introductory workshop.

Immediately following the class, participants will see Cold Blood, a performance created by The Collectif Kiss & Cry that creates an ephemeral and dreamlike world where fingers cavort in delightful miniature settings and take on human life forms.

To participate in UMS 101, you must register through the Rec & Ed website and pay the registration fee ($19 for workshop-only, or $55 for workshop and includes a ticket to the performance).

The instructor for this course is U-M Assistant Professor of Dance Clare Croft. Croft is a historian, theorist, and dramaturg, working at the intersection of dance studies and performance studies. She specializes in 20th and 21st century American dance, cultural policy, feminist and queer theory, and critical race theory. In all of these areas, Croft considers how dance is a way of thinking and a mode for asking questions. What does it mean to acknowledge that people have bodies and that they use their bodies to make meaning, create community, and critique social structures?

This event is part of a new collaboration between UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”).

Each UMS 101 class will be facilitated by a local content expert and feature conversation, interactive exercises, and mini-lectures that will help you better understand the genre and have a more enjoyable UMS performance experience. The classes will bring you together with other audience members who are curious about the performing arts and want to learn more.

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4/19/18 5:30 PM
UMS 101: Dance & Theater

Cold Blood
UMS 101: Dance & Theater

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A poetic journey filmed before your very eyes, Cold Blood is the perfect launchpad for understanding the genres of dance and theater, while examining the places they overlap.

Learn about the fundamentals of storytelling for the stage, making the minuscule appear grandiose, and have your questions answered by a genre expert in this introductory workshop.

Immediately following the class, participants will see Cold Blood, a performance created by The Collectif Kiss & Cry that creates an ephemeral and dreamlike world where fingers cavort in delightful miniature settings and take on human life forms.

To participate in UMS 101, you must register through the Rec & Ed website and pay the registration fee ($19 for workshop-only, or $55 for workshop and includes a ticket to the performance).

The instructor for this course is U-M Assistant Professor of Dance Clare Croft. Croft is a historian, theorist, and dramaturg, working at the intersection of dance studies and performance studies. She specializes in 20th and 21st century American dance, cultural policy, feminist and queer theory, and critical race theory. In all of these areas, Croft considers how dance is a way of thinking and a mode for asking questions. What does it mean to acknowledge that people have bodies and that they use their bodies to make meaning, create community, and critique social structures?

This event is part of a new collaboration between UMS and Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation (“Rec & Ed”).

Each UMS 101 class will be facilitated by a local content expert and feature conversation, interactive exercises, and mini-lectures that will help you better understand the genre and have a more enjoyable UMS performance experience. The classes will bring you together with other audience members who are curious about the performing arts and want to learn more.

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