The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
LIT253 : Sites of Performance
Dr Rachel Zerihan
Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.
This module offers an in-depth critical exploration of and wide-ranging practical
experiment with Sites of Performance. Introducing you to a range of sites, locations
and places in which performances take place, this seminar-workshop module
investigates how place matters in performance and how place engages the
environments in which it takes place. It will provide you with practical skills with
which to develop performance projects in a range of social and environmental
contexts. Engaging with the city in which we live, you are encouraged to look at the
geography of the city, to consider its history as impetus for devising performance.
You will explore a range of performance practices and critical approaches that
explore place including site-specific, interventionist, environmental, activist and
consider how analysing places of performance might prompt important questions
about history, politics and society. In this course, you are encouraged to consider
the politics attached to sites of performance and reflect critically on the ways in which
performance is a means through which places are made and remade.
You will contribute to a series of seminar-workshops designed to introduce you to the
aims and intended outcomes of the module. The sessions will contain equal parts of
critical reading, reflection and discussion as well as explorative and experiential practice.
Video, sound recordings as well as online performance showings may be used as
stimulus. Where appropriate, students will be expected to attend performances,
festivals or other external events such as talks or symposia.
This module is equally weighted between critical learning and practical work. The
assessment is broken down into 1 x 1,500word essay (50%) and 1 x Practical Essay
and Supporting Documentation (50%).
Dr Rachel Zerihan
Information last changed: Monday 10th of August 2015 :: 12:40:18 PM (BST)
Please note: This module
may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the