Throughout the course we will try to examine the range of action in non-dramatic theatre events: what is the range of action of the performer and the viewer and what is the range of the stage action. We will read texts, learn of various artists, view works, and mostly – experience different practices to construct a theatre event that is not based on a play.
We will do all this by getting to know the various ways in which performance, in its fluid definition that eludes conceptual permanence, permeated the various arts in the 20th century and transformed them. We will focus on theatre but also look at dance, music, cinema, visual art, and literature, as well as diverse theories, and try to understand their relevance to creating performance today.