GLOBALIZATION AND PERFORMANCE - 2017/8
Module code: DAN3032
Guildford School of Acting
SORGEL S Dr (GSA)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ESSAY PLAN AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (PRESENTATION)||25%|
|Coursework||ESSAY (2500 WORDS)||75%|
Essay (2500 words)
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module examines a range of performance practices in the context of globalization. Historically, various dance and theatre forms have been represented as ‘national’ forms, situating their ‘national’ identity in relation to global political and economic forces as well as in relation to their historical context. The module investigates different theoretical models deployed by scholars of globalization, nationalism and postcolonial identity and by those who examine such paradigms in relation to culture and performance. The module also brings together interdisciplinary approaches from performance and theatre studies, dance studies, history and feminist theory to understand how changes occur in performance genres according to social, political and cultural contexts.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Performing National Identity: What is a Nation?
Decolonizing Dance History: Le Ballet National du Senegal
Performing the Black Atlantic I: Alvin Ailey
Performing the Black Atlantic II: Derek Walcott and The Little Carib Theatre
Performance and Cultural Appropriation
Dancing India: Kathak’s Evolution from Classical to Contemporary
Post-Apartheid in South Africa: The Legacy of the Market Theatre
Contemporary Dance and Dance Theatre: Global or Local?
Performance and Economy
Festival Programming and Management
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Examine a range of cultural performances that have been represented as ‘national’ forms, situating their ‘national’ identity in relation to global political and economic forces as well as in relation to their historical context
Investigate different theoretical models deployed by scholars of nationalism and postcolonial identity and by those who examine such paradigms in relation to dance.
Introduce several interdisciplinary approaches from performance studies, dance and theatre studies, history and feminist theory to consider their relevance for performance analysis, festival programming and curating.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lecture/Seminar (2 hours x 11 weeks)
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Knowledge of the production of national or cross-cultural identities in performance
Knowledge of a range of cultural performances that are portrayed as either local, national or global.
Understanding of the intersections between different cultural performances and their effects on bodies, discourse and social practices.
Skills to assess dance and theatre from an international perspective on issues of locality, global transmission and spectacle.
Awareness of critical frameworks for understanding the historical, political and economic issues that inform national and global contexts in dance and theatre
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Essay Plan & Annotated Bibliography (25%): students present an essay outline on a research topic of their individual choice relevant to module content (Week 8)
Research Essay (2500 words) (75%): students address an independently formed research question based on their previous presentations (Week 12)
Week 8 & 12
Formative assessment and feedback
Students receive formative feedback on weekly assigned study questions and research tasks (Surrey Learn).
Reading list for GLOBALIZATION AND PERFORMANCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/dan3032
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.