|This is a shelf course. A shelf course comprises a number of modules related to this broad area of study. Each module is a separate semester of study in this area and is offered in rotation. You can study TWO modules but you cannot study the same module twice.|
Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies
Module: "Live Art and Physical Theatres"(Semester 2, 2011)
Live Art and Physical Theatres understands the global flows of world performance through current theories and practices of the body. Live This course examines the function and significance of the body in non-text based forms of performance in socio-historic twentieth-century experimental performance to contemporary dance theatre and physical theatre. It introduces the various ways in which physical performance practices are constructed and interpreted across disciplines such as, for example: visual arts, dance, disability arts and time-based arts. It focuses in particular on the kinds of effects produced in, on, and through bodies in theatre, performance and visual culture in different cultural and historical contexts.
Module: "Performance Events Effects"
Performance Events Effects understands the global flows of behaviour that constitute a broad range of performance events through current theories and practices of memory. In particular, the course examines how performances from the Americas, Eastern Europe, and indigenous Australia are shaped in response to contemporary narratives of trauma, terror, colonialism and war. It also examines, through these narratives, the role of performance as a model of response and responsibility. In this respect, the course examines recent global politics in order to understand the cultural and social efficacy world performances sustain.