21M.800 All the World's a Stage: Socio-Political Perspectives in Global Performance


Class Info

Investigates repertoire from international creators of theater, opera, performance art, and dance. Explores diverse storytelling and directorial points of view, examining the contexts which inform approaches to performance making. Discusses specific cultural and political shifts that have inspired the work of international artists, such as Marina Abramovic (Serbia), Pina Bausch (Germany), Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe), Ping Chong (US/Canada), Peter Sellars (US), and The Yes Men (US). Weekly readings, screenings and guest artists provide the foundation for an understanding of the role of director as an artist who finds inspiration in the contradictions of the world. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

21M.800 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Brathwaite.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Mondays in 4-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

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