Be aware the daily schedule is fluid and will be adjusted once we are underway. Due dates will not change.
Class events are part of the course content. A few take place during our regular class time. Clear the dates and keep weeknights (M-Th) open because we will add to what is already listed in highlights.
T August 28 Course Introductions: meet our ITF Owen Toews
First assignments: Visual Diary – “Where I Live and Fresh Paint on NYTs reading
T September 4 Read John Berger’s Ways of Seeing (Chapter 1)
Bring laptops to class and 3 images based on “Where I Live” discussion
Go over Scrapbook
Unit I: Seeing Dance
T September 11 Elements of a Review Bring a Current Dance Review to class
Post Visual Diary – “Where I Live”
Preview, Spanish Flamenco and Video Diary assignment
T September 18 No Classes!!
Thursday September 20 Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca @8PM, Joyce Theater (Chelsea)
T September 25 No Classes!!
Respond to first Fresh Paint posts by 9/25
T October 2 Post-performance discussion
Read Libretto of Bizet’s Carmen and view video samples (see protected Resource page)
Post Video Diary
Preview team presentations on Metropolitan Museum of Art Visit
Unit II: Seeing Opera
Turn in hard copy Review of Noche Flamenca
Monday October 15 @7:30 Carmen, Metropolitan Opera House
T October 16 Team Presentations and post-performance discussion
Preview Opera Mash up collaborations
T October 23 Read Katherine Vaz selections (see protected Resource page)
Due Draft of Scrapbook online(set up your eportfolio with theme and sample and link it to your page) ;Turn in proof of independent cultural activities.
Workshop, Video editing with Owen; Bring laptops to class
Tuesday October 23 Katherine Vaz Reading @5:45, room 750, Library building
Unit 3: Seeing Theatre
T October 30
Read August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson (your copy) and Elinor Fuchs “Visit to a Small Planet” (protected Resource page)
Turn in Review of Carmen
T November 6 Same as Oct 30 if classes canceled due to Sandy.
T November 13 In-class workshop on scenes and monologues in The Piano Lesson.
Bring the play to class
Wednesday November 14 @ 7:30pm The Piano Lesson,Signature Theater
Unit 4: Seeing Culture
T November 20 Post-performance discussion; Turn in any Review Revisions
Read August Wilson “The Ground on Which I Stand” (see protected Resource page)
Preview Audio Stories on “the Ground on Which We Stand”
Thanksgiving Recess November 22 to 25
T November 27 *Class Meets at 2PM, African Burial Ground National Monument, 290 Broadway, First floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building. Click on link for map.
Post Mashups by 11/27
COURTESY REMINDER: 10-12 Responses to Fresh Paint posts completed by 11/27.
T December 4 Scrapbook Showcase
T December 11 Wrap up; Bring in copy of your story:The Ground on Which We Stand.
T December 18 Complete any revisions on scrapbook.