dra3ipf intercultural performance




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this workshop-based subject we explore some performance forms and ideas from Asian, European and American traditions that have been influential in recent Australian theatre and performance practice. Three topics are drawn into focus for four weeks each. These are traditional and modern Asian theatre and performance forms (India, China, Japan, Indonesia); paratheatrical forms (music, physical and object theatre); contemporary practitioners of influence (Eugenio Barba, Augusto Boal, Ann Bogart, Robert Wilson, Jenny Kemp). In any given year, one example from each topic is chosen for detailed examination.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBagryana Popov

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year Theatre & Drama, or coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects DRA2IPF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDivising performance: a critical history,RecommendedHeddon, D. and Milling, J. 2006PELGRAVE MCMILLAN
ReadingsThe space between: the art of puppetry and visual theatre in Australia,RecommendedWilson, P. and Milne, G. 2004CURRENCY PRESS
ReadingsThe theatre of Suzuki Tadashi,RecommendedCarruthers, I. 2004CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsTheatre and the world: performance and the politics of culture,RecommendedBharucha, R. 1993ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsWomen's intercultural performance,RecommendedHolledge, J. and Tompkins, J. 2000ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the theories of intercultural theatre to a comparative case study analysis

Class discussions; Library research; Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

02. Create theoretically-informed intercultural performance in small groups

Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

03. Develop practical skills in intercultural performance making

Practical workshops
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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBagryana Popov

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Essay (1600 words)4001, 02
Performance (Equivalence 2000 words)5002
Workshop (Equivalence 400 words)10