What: Performance practicum class Spring 2023 to create an environmental justice focused, site-specific, public performance event as Chicago’s first participation in Global Water Dances.
Why: Water links all life together in essential ways threatened by rapidly increasing environmental degradation, disproportionately affecting communities that experience environmental racism and classism more than others. As part of UIC's Teaching Sustainability Initiative, this practicum is a joyful, creative way to participate in UIC's commitment to freshwater sustainability, using the power of dance as a to call to action to care for local and global concerns about water
Who: UIC undergraduate (THTR 388 or 299) and graduate students (THTR 498 or CI496, either Weds or Thurs.)
When: THTR 388 (3 credits) meets Wednesday evenings 5-8 to conceive, create, design and generate, and develop our arts activism performance. THTR 299 (1-4 credits) is an option for those who primarily want to perform in, construct props/costumes and produce our event, meeting on Thursdays March - April (weeks 8-15 of the semester.
Where: ETMSW, and at our outdoor performance site near UIC in April.