Performance Studies seeks to broaden the definition of performance and the texts upon which they are based. This course investigates literature, discourse, image, gesture and the body through analytical and artistic applications.
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Fall Semester informationSteven Timm
210A: Performance Studies I
We'll focus on the history, texts and creative processes of solo performance pieces--particularly those pieces connected to social, cultural and political movements over the last 100 years. Students will write and perform solo pieces using a variety of source materials: personal narratives, historical figures and events, political/social movements, current events and literature. While the emphasis in this course will be on the creation of original works, a thorough understanding of the critical and historical traditions influencing and shaping the performance practice is expected. No prerequisites.