Postgraduate Units of Study

PRFM5900 - Contemporary Performance

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Glen James McGillivray


This unit examines the history, development and theoretical influences on contemporary performance genres, with a specific focus on what is happening in Sydney at venues such as Performance Space and Artspace. We will take advantage of the department's artists-in-residence program to develop analyses, and a practical understanding of how new work is developed.


1x1500wd workshop report (25%) based on practical workshops undertaken with performing artists in residence, 1x3500wd essay focusing on key aesthetic and political concerns of postmodern performance and the explication of these issues via some performance analysis (75%)


1x3-hr seminar/week


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