LATS 375
Performance and Its Traces Fall 2009
Division II
Cross-listed THEA 375
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This is an inter-disciplinary video production workshop that explores visual strategies to produce and re-produce performance practices such as: performance art, ritual, dance, music, spoken-word and media spectacles. At the theoretical level, we will study performance as a practical, aesthetic and theoretical terrain, and as a historical site that produces knowledge in its relationship to the politics and power of representation, culture and memory. We will engage with various practices of documenting performance such as visual anthropology, docu-drama, ethnographic surrealism, dance for the camera, and other experimental approaches. In addition to the discussion of assigned readings, students will attend weekly video/film screenings, produce their own videos, and critique other students’ video projects. For their final projects, students will produce a video and write a final paper analyzing the production process in relationship to the theoretical readings from the course.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1360
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several short response papers, four short videos assignments, a final video project, and a final paper
Prerequisites: Latina/o Studies 230 and/or ArtS 288 recommended; permission of instructor required
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators, and to Theatre, Art, Music, and Anthropology majors
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under THEA
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
THEA 375 Division I LATS 375 Division II
Attributes: LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives
PERF Interdepartmental Electives

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