Courses

Performance as Art

dancer with cymbalsThis studio class will explore a broad range of approaches to art-based performance: from instruction pieces and happenings, to the body as language and gesture, to performance as a form of archiving. We move through the history of performance to investigate techniques of narrative, site, the audience, duration, voice, movement, installation, with a particular emphasis on documentation and how performance has engaged virtual spaces. Readings and critiques expand vocabulary in assessing performance art. Exercises explore different forms of performance building a foundation of techniques and positions for developing art-based performance work.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:

Any 200-level Introductory course offered by ART, CWR, DAN, MUS, THR, or VIS.

Faculty

Sections

U01

Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructor(s)

Colleen Asper