Knowing Through Performance


Inquiry into the concept of 'performance' broadly construed; not only as it refers to 'staged' performances, but as social ritual and as self-representation, situated in cultural context. Writing experiments aimed at capturing the ephemerality of live performance, with attention to how meaning is enacted through movement, sound, lighting, rhythm, voice, emotion, and audience interaction. Regular writers' workshops and attendance of theater, dance, and musical performances. Students compose critical reviews and a research project on a performance genre, an artist's approach, or other related topic of their choosing.

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Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • W
  • ALP
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • DANCE 199FS
  • MUSIC 199FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only