HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Winter 2020, Section 002 - Engaging Performance
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course connects undergraduate students directly to the touring, world-class artists who perform music, theater, and dance on campus through the University Musical Society (UMS), the arts presenter at U-M. Students will attend live performances, talk with the artists and the arts administrators who help get them here, and explore how the performing arts have historically been and continue to be an integral part of our lives and those of the world at large. The course will focus around required attendance at eight evening performances, plus regular classroom sessions that will involve interactive classroom activities, lectures (including some by guests and visiting artists), discussion of weekly readings, response papers about the performances and readings, in-class student presentations, and more. Students will attend eight live performances: three theater pieces; one dance performance; and four musical performances. The theater pieces include Believers Are But Brothers, a multimedia show about radicalism, indoctrination, and online extremism; White Feminist, a comedy about the failings of non-intersectional feminism; and Home, a production by absurdist theater artist Geoff Sobelle about the transformation of a house into a home. The dance performance is by Dorrance Dance, the exhilarating tap dance company led by MacArthur Award winner Michelle Dorrance. And the musical performances include shows by Mariachi Vargas, one of the world’s most renowned mariachi ensembles; the Tarek Yamani Trio, who play a fusion of US American jazz and Arabic tarab; the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, who will perform a program by Haydn, Shoshtakovich and Dvoràk; and Zakir Hussain, Kala Ramnath, and Jayanthi Kumaresh, playing classical instrumental Indian music. 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).

Intended Audience:

Open to all students.

Class Format:

Two class sessions per week plus 8 required evening performances. Co-taught with Professor Mark Clague.

Schedule

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
31521
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
31522
Open
19
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
27703
Open
34
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
28074
Open
19
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
28075
Open
16
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
31715
Open
8
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
31912
Open
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
31913
Open
6
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
31914
Open
2
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
020 (LEC)
 In Person
31938
Open
18
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
021 (DIS)
 In Person
31939
Open
5
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
022 (DIS)
 In Person
31940
Open
7
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
023 (DIS)
 In Person
31941
Open
6
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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