About the Course

Theater Studies 130S, Section 2/Visual Studies 189S, Section 1
Performing Science:
Experimentation, Collaboration, Artistry
Dr. Jules Odendahl-James

To treat any object, work, or product “as” performance […] means to investigate what the object does, how it interacts with other objects or beings, and how it relates to other objects or beings.
–Richard Schechner, Professor of Performance Studies, NYU.

If we look at their processes rather than their end products, science and art share so many ways of proceeding: observation, structured speculation, visualization, exploration of analogy and metaphor, experimental testing, and the presentation of a remade experience in particular styles.
–Martin Kemp, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Oxford University.

Class Meeting Space: Page 106
Class Meeting Time: M/W 10:05-11:20am
Class WordPress site.
Instructor Email: jao@duke.edu
Instructor Office: 03J, Page Auditorium.
Instructor Office Hours: Weds. Noon-2pm & by appt.