This class explores the concepts, questions and ideas of performance and performance practice. The class will cover a range of modalities in creating and developing performance, using text, scores and improvisation to generate material and expand the palette and practice of art making. This work will focus on the corporeal and experiential aspect of developing performance work. Through viewing recorded performances, interviews and reading materials, we will study a range of perspectives in the field of performance. Students are required to create individual and collaborative work reflecting the concepts and practices studied during the semester.
Co-requisite: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.