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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THD 251 - Historical Theatre and Dance Contexts II

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
This course considers the historical socio-political and cultural circumstances that have shaped expressive performance and how expressive performance has  shaped those circumstances.  As one part of a two-part sequence, this class primarily addresses political performance, the split between high and low culture, and the development of what we now know as contemporary performance. We will rely on a thin chronological thread to consider history not as a linear pre-existing story, but as a spiraling interpretation of events and artifacts. We will expand our understanding of theatre and dance beyond Westernized and colonial definitions by developing complex narratives and shared understandings through active research, discussion, writing, and creative projects.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Staff