CMS.403 Media and Methods: Performing


Class Info

Seminar examines an array of performance disciplines from the perspective of the performer. Explores what it means to read the human body as a dynamic medium of expression; how fundamental techniques of the performer shift across cultural borders and in step with changing social contexts and historical traditions; and how the expressive tactics of one media platform adapt to the demands of another. Students engage in close analysis of performance practices, acquiring a theoretical and historical framework for thinking about performance across disciplines. Complemented by outside readings, video viewings, short essays, and studio performances, this course is intended to provide students with an introduction to core concepts in performance studies as they relate more generally to the study of media. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided. Limited to 20.

This class has CMS.100, and 21L.011 as prerequisites.

CMS.403 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by C. Fusco.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Wednesdays in 4-261.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-M.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, CMS.403 was rated 2.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the CMS Subjects: Current Schedule and Full List - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site.

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