Courses

Courses are often offered through departments for Theater, Performance Studies, New Genre and Visual Arts, Film, Video and Media Studies, Asian American Studies, Ethnic and Border Studies, Women and Gender Studies

Performance Studio: An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Performance 
Participants locate, question and explore memories and stories – joyful, tenuous, and precarious spaces that help build personal and collective identity.

 

The Body, Moving Image and Narrative
Examining contemporary narratives in film, video and performance, locating the body as a central site for discourse. Close readings, theory and writing.

 

Narratives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Students conduct close readings of works that move beyond the typical memoir or “identity story.” 

 

Memory and the Occupied Body
Individual and collective narrative, gender and the post-colonial body. Investigating the personal narrative embedded in the body; interdisciplinary studio and theory course.

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Workshops in the Community

Denise teaches workshops for various populations, including BIPOC, women-identified and queer populations, and for those interested in stretching their practice in performance. 
 

Previous workshops include the Rad Asian Sisters, Rad Asians and women art-making spaces. She has also taught through the high school mentorship program at MOCA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Family Day program, and in community-based venues across the U.S.

Rad Asian Sisters photo by Mary Milelczick