Public Performance Art and the Civic Experience

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Public Performance Art and the Civic Experience

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dc.contributor.advisor Helwig, Sherri en_US Marinshaw, Kyle Michael en_US
dc.contributor.other Varela, Ximena en_US
dc.contributor.other Ward, Kim en_US 2012-08-22T15:01:17Z 2012-08-22T15:01:17Z 2011 en_US 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Marinshaw_american_0008M_10015 en_US
dc.description Degree awarded: M.A. Performing Arts. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract Research will look at public art and its role in fostering a "creative" city ambience. After demonstrating the validity of publicly supported art, the research will identify site-specific performance art as a new medium for public engagement. Expanding on the staid tradition of public art as a stationary sculpture, this research will pose the question: can public performance art provide greater instrumentality to publicly supported art? A review of existing sources will provide most of the data; however an in-depth analysis of the Art on Market Street Temporary Projects Program, produced by the San Francisco Art Commission (SFAC), and their latest project, "Sailing Away" by Zaccho Dance Theatre (ZDT), is central to demonstrating the importance of public site-specific performances. An evaluation of external, critical reviews will provide the basis for this program's analysis. Interviews with 3-4 individuals, two from the SFAC and two from ZDT will also provide data. en_US
dc.format.extent 86 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Arts management en_US
dc.subject Art criticism en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject.other Dance en_US
dc.subject.other Public Art en_US
dc.subject.other Site-Specific en_US
dc.title Public Performance Art and the Civic Experience en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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