PMA 1152

PMA 1152

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This class will investigate work which demands or encourages interaction between audience and performer, examining various styles of interactive engagement in contemporary performance including Site Specific work, on site-collaboration/improvisation and Choose-your Own-Adventure. Contemporary performance often startles, surprises and instigates much more than a passive viewing from its audience. Immersive Performance, for example, eliminates the physical stage, placing its viewers at the center of the event necessitating a shift in perspective for all present. What would inspire an audience to leave its seats or change positions? What causes discomfort or distraction? What encourages (or demands) interaction? Class readings will include source inspiration material-contextual and video excerpts and performance texts. Students will be encouraged in their writing to examine the overall effectiveness of these pieces. What are the core artistic values and intentions of the work, the company, the author, or the group -who generated the work –how successful are these authors/creators in achieving these goals? Additionally, students will be asked to imagine their own immersive event.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19465 PMA 1152   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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