This introductory course explores performance and seeks to define it as a practice, a theory, and an academic discipline that in each instance remains dynamic and unfinishable. The study of multiple performances, whether they be cultural, social, or aesthetic (theatrical) in nature is a constantly changing, shifting observation of instances of interaction. More importantly the instances of performance we will engage are interdisciplinary and intercultural. To be “Inter”—is to exist between,” or “on the way from something to something else.” We will view, experience, engage with, wonder at and about all types of performance using both existing and emergent lenses of exploration. The final four weeks of the course will consist of workshops, discussions, and group interaction toward the completion of student created projects.
Spring 2017 (2174)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 AM - 12: 15 PM in CL 363
Instructor: Nic Barilar
Fulfills Arts 1 General Education Requirement