Publication Date

5-2018

Advisor(s)

Paul Bonin Rodriguez

Department

Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance

Abstract

How can performance curators expand their own understanding of the role and its position at the university to actively contribute to education? Further, why should they? This this thesis argues that the university performance curator should position their role to enhance the critical discourse taking place in the classroom, and provide opportunities to promote the university performing arts center as a co-curricular space of learning. Doing so unites research coming from professional organizations and foundations in both the performing arts and higher education, with theoretical work from the fields of performance as research, radical pedagogy, cultural, and performance studies to present a series of curatorial strategies that benefit both the student and the artist. This practice gives the performance curator the language to speak between disciplines and stakeholders to support the creation and presentation of contemporary works of performance.

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