This course invites students to dive into choreographic thinking, movement generation, experimentation, and dance-making research. The word choreography originally meant fixing movement in written form. Today, choreography includes setting movement, scoring improvisation, embodying images and ideas, creating problems to be solved in motion, instigating public intervention, and more. Together we will define and expand choreographic possibilities through weekly dance-making assignments-solo and collaborative. Students will produce choreographic studies that address distinct elements of craft and frameworks for making. We will reflect together on one another's work, looking to provide generative, generous, and insightfully critical feedback. We will learn new strategies for seeing/feeling dance and articulating its impact. Final projects will evolve over the latter portion of the semester and be performed in an informal showing. Additional work includes viewing live online performances, viewing dance on video, readings, discussions, and reflective writings. No previous experience in dance is required. [Concurrent study of dance technique is encouraged.]