ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Section: 010 Engaging Peformance
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on the U-M campus. Students will attend live performances, talk with the artists and the arts administrators who help get them here, and explore how the performing arts are an integral part of our lives and the world at large. Class will include lectures (including some by guests and visiting artists), weekly discussion sections, required attendance at evening performances, interactive classroom activities, weekly readings, reaction papers about the performances, and group presentations and/or performances from students in class.

Students will attend live performances of:

• Urban Bush Women’s Hair & Other Stories

Underground Railroad Game, a daring new theatre work about race in the United States.

• singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s new song cycle Book of Travelers

• an opera in concert production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

• Company Wang Ramirez’s Borderline, a contemporary dance work fusing cultures and styles

• a concert at the Michigan Theater capturing the blues tradition in the Piedmont region of the United States

• the dance-theatre work of Nederlands Dans Theater

• legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea with the Lincoln Center Orchestra

These performances constitute the course’s primary “textbook,” and the full package of tickets is available to students enrolled in the course for the dramatically reduced rate of $120. Engaging Performance is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a partnership between the University of Michigan and the University Musical Society (UMS).

ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
27156
Open
25
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
27899
Open
25
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
28582
Open
25
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (LEC)
 
32549
Open
75
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
32550
Open
25
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
32566
Open
25
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
32567
Open
25
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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