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Cursus: MCMV16005
Expanding Performance
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen AM;
ContactpersoonL.L. Karreman
L.L. Karreman
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
L.L. Karreman
Overige cursussen docent
2  (15-11-2021 t/m 28-01-2022)
TimeslotD: D (WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 25-10-2021 09:00 t/m 26-10-2021 23:59
During this course, you will learn to:
  • reflect on the broad spectrum of performance;
  • identify how performance knowledge can be applied to other fields;
  • increase understanding of emerging practices at the intersection of the field of theatre, performance and dance (theory and practice) and other fields;
  • conduct independent research in applied areas of performance knowledge;
  • develop the skills of thinking and acting in dramaturgical capacities and practise writing for a non-academic audience.
This course is an elective open to students in the MA Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, MA Arts and Society and MA Applied Musicology. Students from other MA programmes need to contact the course coordinator before enrolling. Only this way participation can be granted. 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.

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 in other fields such as healthcare, education, and activism. They employ artistic processes and scenographic or choreographic tools and apply them to other fields. Just to name a few examples—‘clown doctors’ are professionally trained to offer care in hospitals; artists and architects in Forensic Architecture investigate violations of human rights; dancers work with robot programmers to teach social robots better gestures. This course charts ways in which theatrical, choreographic and dramaturgical processes become research methods, and the fertile domain of artists, scholars, and cultural professionals engaging with 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.

Aanvullende informatie
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 as guest speakers in the course, and their work forms the basis for weekly research assignments.
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
Bleeker, Maaike, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher and Heike Roms (eds.) 2019. Thinking Through Theatre and Performance. London: Bloomsbury
Carlson, Marvin. 2004. Performance: A Critical Introduction. New York & London: Routledge.
Lehmann, Hans-Thies. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. 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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