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THEA 210: Introduction to Performance Art: Making Everyday Actions Extraordinary

Term:

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F5

How can simple actions like cleaning a staircase, cooking and serving food, or sitting across from a stranger be considered art? In this class we'll explore the ways in which carefully considered interactions with other people, objects, and spaces can become extraordinary experiences. We'll focus on everyday activities and examine how actions like recontextualizing, scripting, and repeating these activities can shift our understanding and impact an audience. We'll read about and recreate significant performances from the 1960's - today, and work individually and collaboratively to produce original works of performance art. No prior performance experience is necessary.

Prerequisites: none.