Contemporary Performance (PRFM5900)


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.

Further unit of study information


1x3-hr seminar/week


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%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.