The Science and Culture in America class from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, taught by Neal Jahren, has been assigned questions (see below) in response to Kidd Pivot’s production of Dark Matters. Their previous classwork has examined how scientific concepts have been applied to visual and conceptual artworks. They are interested in how these ideas apply to performance works, such as Dark Matters.
Some of the questions students will address include:
– What features in the performance did you recognize as relating to the physical concept of “Dark Matter?”
– Did you find deeper information about dark matter the more the piece developed?
– How do you feel about the choreographers’ interpretation of dark matter in this artistic work?
– How much were you challenged by or interested in an idea or message in the work?
– Was there one moment in the performance that is most memorable to you, and why?
This post is open to all to comment on and answer along with the students.