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Week 8 prompt. Due Monday evening April 8th @ 8pm.

How do we write about dance?  In Deborah Jowitt’s article in Ann Dills and Ann Cooper Albright’s book Moving Histories/Dancing Cultures, she asks how one can write “beyond description: writing beneath the surface.” You can’t reduce dance to a synopsis… Continue Reading →

Bathsheva Dance Company: Saturday April 6th at 8:00 pm

Week 7 prompt. Due Monday evening April 1st @ 8pm.

Perform a short scene on video taken from a realistic play.  Be careful to choose a play where realism is not just the default genre of theatre — but actually contributes in some manner to the themes of the play. … Continue Reading →

Week 6 writing prompt. Due Monday evening March 11 @ 8pm.

Take one scene from Sophocles’ Antigone or Anne Carson’s Antigonik, and rewrite it in a Brechtian epic form.  You can re-write the drama – or you can describe what you would do to change what happens on stage as if… Continue Reading →

Narcissister: A Body of Work . A Talk for Perspectives on Performance MARCH 6, 2019

MARCH 6, 2019 Farkas Hall Studio, Room 303 6pm to 7:30 Narcissister Organ Player is a hybrid performance/documentary film that explores how ancestral data is stored in our bodies, impacting the lives we lead. On the personal level, the film… Continue Reading →

Week 5 writing prompt. Due Monday evening March 4 @ 8pm.

Pick one play we’ve read, or performance we’ve watched, and explain how catharsis functioned in the work. If the work did not strive to produce a catharsis, what did it do instead? Please offer an opinion as to why your… Continue Reading →


FRIDAY MARCH 8th 8:30am: Meet at Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn Street 8:45am: Bus Departs to New York City, South Station 12:45 pm: Arrive at Pod Times Square Hotel, 400 West 42nd Street (at 9th Ave) 1:15 pm:… Continue Reading →

A Documentary Film about Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote Raisin In the Sun

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: A Documentary Film about Lorraine Hansberry Barker Center Thompson Room 12 Quincy St. Cambridge Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 4 – 6:30 p.m. Organization/Sponsor: Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Speaker(s): Tracy Heather Strain, Director/Producer Cost: Free and open… Continue Reading →

KATE BREHM master class Friday, February 22nd from 10am-1pm@29 Garden

Dear TDM Concentrators, Just a reminder to you all not to miss puppet and movement artist Kate Brehm’s masterclass tomorrow (Friday) from 10am – 1pm at 29 Garden. Kate is a master puppet artist and movement coach for works ranging… Continue Reading →

Week 4 writing prompt. Due Monday evening Feb 18th @ 8pm.

Given what happened in class last Tuesday, we will use the first hour of class to talk about the goals of the class.  This conversation will begin to address the concerns voiced in the last hour of Tuesday’s class, and observations… Continue Reading →

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