ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Winter 2019, Section 004 - Engaging Peformance
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:
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

ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
25876
Open
2
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
26237
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
26545
Open
20
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
29636
Open
34
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
32900
Open
23
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
32901
Open
9
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
32902
Open
15
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
030 (LEC)
 In Person
32836
Open
16
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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