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Cursus: MCMV16005
Expanding Performance
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Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen AM;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. M.A. Bleeker
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2  (11-11-2019 t/m 24-01-2020)
TimeslotD: WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 19-08-2019 09:00 t/m 20-08-2019 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
The course aims:

1. to increase your understanding of newly emerging practices at the intersection of the field of theatre, performance and dance (theory and practice) and other fields;
2. to expand your understanding of the potential and relevance of knowledge and skills from performance practice and theory for other fields, and
3. to develop the skills of thinking and acting as an advisor.
Expanding Performance tracks a range of contemporary developments in which concepts or strategies from theatre, dance and dramaturgy are employed in (research) domains beyond the arts, and how in turn artists use the theatre to query societal phenomena through performative strategies. As such, theatre and choreography expand their sphere of engagement and relevance. We will explore how performance artists and scholars increasingly use theatrical and choreographic concepts, forms and formats to investigate parliamentary and legislative systems, for instance, or how dance research on embodied knowledge is put to use for treatment of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Artists employ artistic processes and scenographic or choreographic tools to envision and understand alternative societal scenarios, forms of assembly or collaboration. This course charts ways in which theatrical, choreographic and dramaturgical processes become research methods, employed to critically dissect social and political matters of concern.

We will investigate how concepts and practices of theatre, dance and performance intersect with other fields of knowledge and expertise, and how such transdisciplinary encounters help us both to gain insight into current transitions in the performing arts as well as offer ways to understand and research phenomena and developments in other fields.

Career orientation:
The course actively investigates the potential of knowledge and expertise from the artistic field for domains beyond the arts, and trains students to think as advisors and develop a project proposal. Researchers and artists are invited into the course, their work forms the basis for several research assignments.

This course is an elective open to students in the MA CTDD as well as to students from other MA programmes. Please contact the course coordinator before enrolling. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.

Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Familiarity with recent concepts in performance, theatre and dance studies. Basic knowledge of contemporary theatre and dance practice.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Theories and Concepts of Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy; Contemporary Performance: Mapping the Field
Bronnen van zelfstudie
Carlson, Marvin. 2004. Performance: A Critical Introduction. New York & London: Routledge.
Lehmann, Hans-Thies. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. New York & London: Routledge.
Lepecki, André. 2006. Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement. New York & London: Routledge.
Turner, Cathy and Synne Behrndt. 2008. Dramaturgy and Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Verplicht materiaal
To be announced
Kosten materiaal:60,00

This course explores recent debates and research on expanding performance and choreography. Students collect materials, prepare presentations, conduct research assignments in relation to research cases presented by researchers/artists from the field. On the basis of this, they write an advisory report.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to read and study theoretical texts, to conduct research assignments in relation to specific research projects, and to prepare short presentations.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Active participation in discussions, productive team work and collaboration in research, presentations and other assignments.

Minimum cijfer5,5

Minimum cijfer-

Knowledge of and insight into understanding of how concepts from theatre, dance and dramaturgy are employed in (artistic) research; the ability to aptly describe related transdisciplinary processes and to compose an advisory report.

To be announced in course manual.

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