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Poetry as Performance & Poetic Ethnography
About the Courses
Poetry as Performance: This theater course takes the poem off of the printed page, from mere recitation to performance. It teaches theater tips and helpful techniques used in one of the hottest mediums in performance art today, rekindling love of poetry, from Robert Frost, to T.S. Eliot, to Ezra Pound, from Sterling Brown, to Langston Hughes to Sonia Sanchez.
Poetic Ethnography: "Poetic Ethnography" is a second level Theater Literature and Performance course meant as a companion to "Poetry as Performance" (Theater 1008). As a performance technique, the choreopoem is a genre of narrative theater that has increased in popularity alongside Hip Hop and Spoken Word. As an advanced compliment to "Poetry as Performance," this class creates a space for social engagement. "Poetic Ethnography" seeks to further develop our understanding of the use of choreopoem.