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ATS1070: Critical intercultural performance

Faculty of Arts

Critical intercultural performance

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This unit investigates how embodied culture, politics of location, transnational identities and globalization help us understand the macro and micro workings of power in intercultural exchanges. Students will be introduced to key concepts in critical intercultural performance thought and practice and will apply these concepts to a range of practical and arts performance contexts. They will collaborate on an immersive exploration of how social actors negotiate and challenge intercultural dynamics and processes through embodied arts practice.


1 - Key concepts in critical intercultural performance - 30% 2 - Self and other investigation - 30% 3 - Ethnographic original creative work and portfolio casebook - 40%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.