Online Course

What’s the Score?

MZD Artistic Director Gerry Morita kicks-off 2021 with a new online course, What’s the Score?

Open to all types of artists (dancers, actors, performance artists in particular) and anyone curious about making short pieces, What’s the Score? – as the title indicates – is about making score-based work that uses game theory, chance, and specific structures for creating work.

Each Monday a new theme is explored (with pertinent artistic examples) and students receive an assignment to then share with the class on Friday. In addition to weekly assignments this online course will engage students in group practice with dance warm ups, community check ins, and personal coaching.

The focus is interdisciplinary, personal, and spontaneous, and each session is devised to help all types of artists become more comfortable with improvisation and let go of ideas of right and wrong while crafting structures for play.

Students can register for any of the four themed sessions.

Mondays & Fridays, 12 to 1:30 PM – MST

Session One (Self)
January 11 & 15

Session two (Nature)
January 18 & 22

Session Three (Dada), with Kevin Jesuino guest teaching

Session Four (Fluxus)
February 1 & 5

This course is by donation with a suggested $15 per class to cover operational costs. Those unable to donate at this time are welcome to participate for free.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information about this course, contact Gerry Morita at