THTR 305 - Latin@ American Performance and Culture (4)

This course explores the history, theory and practice of Latin@/Chican@ and Latin American Performance with a particular focus on contemporary works. Performance, in the context of this class, will not be limited to traditional theater productions and plays. Students will be asked to study the subject with a broader lens that includes western-style theatre, but also focuses on culturally specific forms such as pageants and parades, rituals and other spectacles associated with the life of the community, as well as the discipline of performance art, a vibrant form of expression for U.S. Latino artists.