Thursday, November 6, 2008
The Comp Class Conundrum
After my old friend Becca over at I Just Want To Be Real posted about the frustration of dance composition classes, I decided I wanted to share my thoughts on this.
Dance Comp is a class that forces a person to create specific work, which defeats the purpose of creating art-- one can't force creativity. Can you truly speak from the soul when there's a rubric attached? I don't think anyone has been able to lay their magnum opus when they're trying to make sure they meet the specific criteria of a graded assignment.
So fear not, students of dance, because comp class is overrated (in my humble opinion, anyway). You will find your voice, but it won't be
in the form of a homework assignment.