Today I gave a talk on the concept of giving within the course of Prof. Lisa Naugle “Teaching Methods”, at the Dept. of Dance at UCI. Prof. Naugle, who is also Department Chair at the Dept. of Dance, welcomed me in her class for discussing the relations between giving and dance teaching practices. The impossibility of a gift without any return was explored with particular reference to the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, Guido Zingari and the writings of Carlos Castaneda. We discussed the concept with the class and confronted it to the role of a teacher in dance practice.
The class allowed for an exploratory feedback on the topic, thus contributing to the definition of the framework within which an interactive system could operate in terms of moods, successfully.