ALA 260 - Humanities Topics in ALA
Winter 2019, Section 001 - Engaging Performance
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Instructor:

Description

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), required attendance at evening performances, interactive classroom activities, weekly readings, response papers about the performances, and presentations from students in class.

Students will attend live performances of: The Great Tamer, a new work of experimental theatre from Greece; Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ Ink; the theatre work Past Tense, a meditation on police brutality by artist Carrie Mae Weems; a site-specific performance of new music by the International Contemporary Ensemble; the Philharmonia Orchestra of London led by Esa-Pekka Salonen; the contemporary ballet La Fresque by Ballet Preljocaj from France; a mid-century modern production of Julius Caesar by the Théâtre National de Bretagne; and a jazz vocal concert by Grammy winner Cecile McLorin Salvant.

These performances constitute the course’s primary “texts,” 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).

Schedule

ALA 260 - Humanities Topics in ALA
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26419
Open
34
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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