Interdisciplinary Arts : Integrating Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts-9781492599876

Interdisciplinary Arts : Integrating Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts

Ostersmith, Suzanne

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No matter what field a person is working in or preparing for, collaboration and integration of ideas and knowledge are important to success. Interdisciplinary Arts provides a portal to that success by introducing students to the integration of arts concepts that they can apply to any field or endeavor they undertake. This unique text draws from the separate but related disciplines of theatre, dance, and visual arts to help students explore creative and innovative thinking and problem solving. The authors guide the students through the creative process, using exercises, journal prompts, and other tools to aid them in creating original works that employ those arts concepts. Interdisciplinary Arts uses strategies and terminology from multiple areas of artistic practice to enrich students' perspectives as artists and as problem solvers and communicators. It also spotlights various artists from history and presents case studies about former students who have created exciting projects, broadening students' understanding of what might be possible and spurring more creative thinking. As students delve into the text and its resources and prompts, they will address these types of questions:How can I look past the first solution to find the right solution?How can I train myself to be creative?How can I better articulate how my study of the arts informs my decision-making in other fields?How can the arts help me get a job in my chosen field?Interdisciplinary Arts helps students discover their expressive capabilities and integrate them fully into their lives. They will learn to break through barriers by looking at things in new ways and by allowing their experiences in each discipline to inform their work in others. Their creative journey will take them through a four-step creative process: A thumbnail sketch that acts as a rough draft or outline for their projectA feedback phase, where they learn to assimilate their ideas and others' ideas about their projectA presentation phase, where they showcase their workA reflection phase, where they consider why they made the work, what it means to them, and what they learned from itThe book also comes with an instructor guide that offers chapter overviews, teaching tips, additional exercises, a sample syllabus, and more. A student web resource includes all the activities and journal prompts as well as editable worksheets and additional resources. Students engaging with Interdisciplinary Arts will come away with a better sense of cross-disciplinary thinking, their own capacity for creativity, and the connections between their body, mind, and spirit. They will find that their creative energies flow more freely, and they will be able to see how to transfer the skills they learned through this text to a host of endeavors throughout their lives. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.