Totalitarianism and the Avant-Garde

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Fascism/Gender/the Avant-Garde

Fall 2021

Taught By: Margaret Araneo

Section: AX

CRN: 13393

Credits: 4

This course explores avant-garde performance practices and theatrical experimentation within twentieth- and twenty-first-century sociopolitical landscapes marked by totalitarianism, authoritarianism, and fascism. Approaching the concept of the avant-garde from a multi-faceted and global perspective, the seminar will examine how experimentation in theater and performance engages with destructive political ideologies and practices that advance totalizing views of state power. From the Italian Futurists and Dadaists to the work of the Peruvian ensemble Yuyachkani to recent productions of the Belarus Free Theatre, the course will explore a range of performance ideologies and practices with the view that the relationship between artistic experimentation and political power is complex and its impact on the construction of identity far-reaching.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:05am 10/17/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 501

Date Range: 9/3/2021 - 12/17/2021