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TH233 - Socially-Engaged Performance - 2013-14

School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies

TH233 Socially-Engaged Performance

Socially-Engaged Performance looks at what is now called the ‘social turn’ in contemporary art by examining issues and practices of this activist and sometimes participatory art form that can include a wide range of projects like political performance, applied theatre, workshops, performance installations, interventions and more. It explores the critical debate around this work (also ‘social practice’) and looks at a limited number of case studies from around the world.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the key issues around socially-engaged performance practice (social practice)

• Articulate the relationship between examples of social practice and the socio-political environment in which they take place

• Critically evaluate the case studies

• Demonstrate an understanding of the potential for efficacy of the work

• Independently undertake both primary and secondary reading and articulate research findings orally and in writing

Susan Haedicke (s dot haedicke at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Class Times:
Spring: Monday 1330-1530 (G52)

Assessment [0% examined]

50% - Essay (3000 words) esub_button

50% - Portfolio esub_button

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