Analyzing the Art of Performance
FaVU-ANUPAcad. year: 2018/2019
The course of Performance Theory: Analysis of Performance Art
is based on the book by Anthony Howell – Harwood Academy Publishers 1999
and book Performance / a critical introduction by Marvin Carlson - Routledge 2006
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students know the structure of areas of the Master's State Examinations. They know individual themes, they are aware of their scope and they know a core and suplementary literature and further resources that can be used for the individual study of the MSE areas.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Anthony Howell – Analysis - Harwood Academy Publishers 1999 (EN)
Marvin Carlson - Critical Introduction - Routledge 2006 (EN)
Erika Fischer-Lichte - Transformative power of Performance - Routledge 2008 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching takes place in the form of group consultations of the teacher with the students about the assigned semestral tasks. Teaching includes lectures and workshops on semester (theme) topics provided by external lecturers.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Decoding the Sign
2. Politics of Performance
3. Gender and Sexual Identity
4. Performing Ethnicity
5. Perfroming Body
6.Time and Space of Performance
7. Audience and Spectatorship
8. Stillness – Repetition – Inconsistency
9. Drive – Transitions – Presence
10. Image – Mimicry - Other
11. Chaos – Desire – Vision
12. Borders of Performance
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the Theory of Performance Art, which is also one of the area of the Master's State Examination (MSE).
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Minimal presence 50 %. Every absence will be compensated by a paper essay.