MUSPERF 200 - Special Course
Section: 001 Engaging Performance
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Music Performance (MUSPERF)
Department: Music School
Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
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).

MUSPERF 200 - Special Course
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23627
Open
75
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: 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)
002 (DIS)
P
26213
Open
25
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
26214
Open
25
 
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
26215
Open
25
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (LEC)
P
26288
Open
8
3MUS Ugrd
2MUS Grad
1RACKHAM Grad
-
F 2:30PM - 3:30PM
011 (LEC)
P
26289
Open
8
2MUS Ugrd
-
F 3:30PM - 4:30PM
012 (LEC)
P
27637
Open
15
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This class is designed to introduce students in the performing arts to wellness topics and somatic practices with the aims of preventing injury, developing kinesthetic awareness and exploring the role of the expressive body as an integral component of performance. Active participation through movement and in-class performance are required. Topics that will be addressed include performance anxiety, stress management, nutritional health, Yoga, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Laban Movement Analysis.
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