Black Performance Theory (LA)

Subject associations
THR 203 / AAS 204 / DAN 203 / GSS 378
Spring 2023
Rhaisa Williams
Registrar description

We will explore the foundations of black performance theory, drawing from the fields of performance studies, theater, dance, and black studies. Using methods of ethnography, archival studies, and black theatrical and dance paradigms, we will learn how scholars and artists imagine, complicate, and manifest various forms of blackness across time and space. In particular, we will focus on blackness as both lived experience and as a mode of theoretical inquiry.

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