THEA 102
In the Room Together: An Introduction to Dance, Theatre, and Live Performance Fall 2017
Division I
Cross-listed ARTS 102 / DANC 102 / THEA 102
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This course offers an introduction to the time-based art of performance, focusing on the embodied and social act of collaboration. Students will explore through a rotating studio and seminar-based format methods for creating and approaching art across a range of time-based media (dance, theatre, performance art, social media, spoken-word poetry), providing a foundation for the expression of ideas through performance. Over the term, students will develop, workshop and perform site-specific pieces, culminating in a final public presentation to the community. Through independent research projects, writing and class discussion, students will study makers whose work unsettles the boundaries of dance, theatre, and performance, such as: Anne Bogart, Bill T. Jones, Pina Bausch, Meredith Monk, Lin Manuel-Miranda, E. Patrick Johnson, Young Jean Lee, and BeyoncĂ©. Evaluation will be based on an assessment of the student’s work, participation, commitment, practice, curiosity, creativity, and collaboration with peers. Students will be required to attend ’62 Center Series programming as may be required to attend other performance events as well. This course is open to students at all levels of experience and is a gateway and requirement to the major in Theatre.
The Class: Format: combined studio/seminar
Limit: 18
Expected: 18
Class#: 1519
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: assignments will include writing reflections, showings of works in progress, oral presentations, a final performance, and a 5- to 7-page curatorial paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students considering the major or already majoring in Theatre
Unit Notes: this course serves as the gateway to the major in Theatre and is a prerequisite for several courses in the Theatre major
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTS 102 Division I DANC 102 Division I THEA 102 Division I

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