In this course, students will explore the many ways that theatre and dance artists collaborate with the land to connect, inspire, remember, heal, nourish, and build movement. Through this inspiration, students will create original works of writing and performance inspired by the land on which Hampshire sits, in collaboration with the Hampshire farm. Key questions will include: how do my body and voice reflect the rhythms and shape of the natural landscape and the more-than-human beings in it? How can I craft words to express this complexity and gestures when my words are not enough? How is my story situated within the larger story of the place I live, and shaped by immigration, colonization, and voices raised up by liberatory movements? Throughout the course, students will learn about Indigenous artists who are both calling back to long-held relationships to the land while moving forward to embody visionary futures.
- Teacher: Will MacAdams