Fall 2018

Introduction to Dance Studies: What is Performance?

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-144  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-155  |  Theater and Dance, as THDA-155


Dante R. Brown (Section 01)


(Offered as THDA 155, BLST 144, and SWAG 155) In this introductory course we will look at dance performance as reflective of culture, gender, race and politics. Class sessions will incorporate viewings of recorded performances and in-depth discussions; attendance at live performances will also be part of the course. Selected readings in gender, critical race and queer theories (among others) will be assigned and used to develop a critical understanding of the relationship between bodies and performance, both on and off stage. Selected readings for this course include Judith Butler, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, and Jose Esteban Munoz, among others. Selected choreographers include Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham, Faye Driscoll, William Forsythe, and Martha Graham. 

Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Brown.

If Overenrolled: Seniors will have priority.

Cost: 30 ?


Artistic Practice, Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018, Fall 2018