Art & Influence in Contemporary Theatre Workshop, Nov. 21

Art and Influence in Contemporary Theatre

Events, Artists, and Philosophers Who Continue to Shape the Theatre of Today

Modernism, post-modernism, surrealism, or could it be something new? Is it really art or just “anything goes” when it comes to the contemporary stage. Art Historian Tamara H. Fox takes you on a journey spanning centuries which looks at how many forms of art, events, and philosophy have and continue to influence the performing arts as a whole and, specifically, theatre up to today.

This workshop provides participants with an opportunity explore a wide range of events, philosophy and popular culture that have shaped contemporary theatre as an art form. Topics covered include:

  • Socio-political events of the last century which have played critical roles influencing the theatre of today (i.e. Marxism, Dadaism, Surrealism)
  • Key artistic themes commonly found in contemporary theatre
  • Interrelationship of visual and performing arts mediums
  • Connections to popular culture

When: November 21, 2010 – 1:30PM
Where: Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
For: 16 and Up
Physical Impact: Low
Cost: $20



About the instructor:

Tamara holds her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA from University of Minnesota, and is currently in the third year of studies toward a doctorate in Art Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism. In her role as Assistant Professor at Hope College she assists her students in understanding the complex web of connections between all the major artistic disciples and their effects on popular culture.

Tamara is a mixed-media and installation artist who has been making art from found and collected material since she was a child. You can view her work at her web site.

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