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TAPS 1: Introduction to Theater and Performance Studies

TAPS 1 provides you with a solid foundation in Theater Studies and traces the development of the burgeoning field of Performance Studies. We will consider a range of canonical plays and emerging performance forms, and explore how performance can also function as an interpretive framework for analyzing a broad range of social behaviors, sites, and institutions. Through a series of close readings, discussions, written and practical exercises, and viewings of live performance, this course will help you achieve a richer understanding of the performances you see and the performances you may wish to make. This quarter, TAPS 1 will serve as the platform for the Theater & Performance Studies professionalization series. We will host several guest speakers (directors, actors, playwrights, and dance practitioners), who will give you some real connections in the theater world and will provide you with information and skills to help you build a career in the arts.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, GER:DB-Hum
Instructors: Robinson, A. (PI)

TAPS 11: Introduction to Dance Studies (CSRE 11, DANCE 11, FEMGEN 11)

This class is an introduction to dance studies and the complex meanings bodily performances carry both onstage and off. Using critical frames drawn from dance criticism, history and ethnography and performance studies, and readings from cultural studies, dance, theater and critical theory, the class explores how performing bodies make meanings. We will read theoretical and historical texts and recorded dance as a means of developing tools for viewing and analyzing dance and understanding its place in larger social, cultural, and political structures. Special attention will be given to new turns in queer and feminist dance studies. This course blends theory and embodied practice. This means as we read, research, and analyze, we will also dance. Students enrolled should expect to move throughout the quarter and complete a two-part choreographic research project. TAPS 11 has been certified to fulfill the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-EDP
Instructors: Jones, T. (PI)

TAPS 21T: StoryCraft: Sexuality, Intimacy & Relationships (FEMGEN 21T)

What are the roles of sexuality, intimacy, and relationships in my life? How do I tell a compelling story? In this class, you will learn about these topics from the inside out. We will explore various perspectives on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships and then dive into our own stories to discover the richness and vibrancy of our lived experience. Due to the personal nature of the topic, we will emphasize safety, trust, and confidentiality throughout. The class offers the structure and guidance to 1) mine your life for stories, 2) craft the structure and shape of your stories, and 3) perform with presence, authenticity, and connection. Students will be selected from this class to tell their stories in Beyond Sex Ed during NSO 2023. Please fill out this short application for enrollment: bit.ly/Spring2023StoryCraft.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Booth, B. (PI)

TAPS 26N: Can Beauty Save the World?: Climate Change and the Arts

Climate failure is caused, among other things, by our failure to imagine a more sustainable way of living on and with our planet. In this class, our main effort is to move away from dystopian visions of climate futures, and to try to imagine new ways of picturing climate crisis, so that we can engage it more effectively. This is a hands-on, project-based class. Its main goal is to help students develop their art projects addressing climate crisis, and inform them with resources available to realize their projects.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

TAPS 30: Introduction to Theatrical Design

Introduction to Theatrical Design is aimed at students interested in exploring the fundamentals of design for the stage. Students are introduced to the practical and theoretical basics of design and are challenged to answer the question: What makes good design? Students should expect to try their hand at communicating their ideas visually through research, drawing, sketching and model making. Readings, field trips, guest lecturers and class discussion will complement these projects. This course is intended as a gateway to more specialized courses in set, costume and lighting design and is also an excellent primer for actors, directors and scholars who wish to know more about design. Collaboration will be emphasized. No prior experience in these areas is necessary.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Bodurtha, R. (PI)

TAPS 31: Introduction to Lighting and Production

Good visual storytelling begins and ends with good lighting. All visual storytelling forms--from photos to films to stage productions--provide a canvas in which lighting paints the scene. Lighting sets a mood, a tone, and can shape character and stories. This course teaches critical thinking, how to conduct thorough research, practical skills, and a mindfulness for live artforms.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Mejia, C. (PI)

TAPS 39: Theater Crew

Class for students working on TAPS department productions in the following role: backstage/run crew, scenic technician, or costume technician. Night and weekend time possible. Pre-approval from Lindsay Martens (lmartens@stanford.edu) is required for enrollment. Read the information below to determine enrollment section. TAPS has a variety of roles available. No experience is necessary; this is a class and we will train you to fill any assigned position. Section 01 - BACKSTAGE/RUN CREW: will need light board operators, sound board operators, camera operators, deck crew and dressers. Section 02 - SCENE SHOP: Students will be immersed in the utilization of tools and equipment to construct scenery and install theatrical audio/visual systems. Sections 03 & 04 - COSTUME SHOP: Students will learn hands-on costuming techniques including hand sewing, machine sewing, safety standards, costume construction and costuming crafts. (Section 03 meets on Weds. Section 04 meets on Thurs.) Note: Scenic- more »
Class for students working on TAPS department productions in the following role: backstage/run crew, scenic technician, or costume technician. Night and weekend time possible. Pre-approval from Lindsay Martens (lmartens@stanford.edu) is required for enrollment. Read the information below to determine enrollment section. TAPS has a variety of roles available. No experience is necessary; this is a class and we will train you to fill any assigned position. Section 01 - BACKSTAGE/RUN CREW: will need light board operators, sound board operators, camera operators, deck crew and dressers. Section 02 - SCENE SHOP: Students will be immersed in the utilization of tools and equipment to construct scenery and install theatrical audio/visual systems. Sections 03 & 04 - COSTUME SHOP: Students will learn hands-on costuming techniques including hand sewing, machine sewing, safety standards, costume construction and costuming crafts. (Section 03 meets on Weds. Section 04 meets on Thurs.) Note: Scenic- and costume-shop appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes are required for this class. Securely fasten long hair/loose clothing/jewelry to protect catching it in machine parts/when using machines. Project specific clothing may be suggested occasionally for work with paints, dyes or when in storage spaces. Aprons, masks, gloves, goggles and other PPE will be provided and available.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable 4 times (up to 15 units total)

TAPS 89SI: The Last Great American Songwriter: Storytelling with Taylor Swift through the Eras

This course delves into the art of songwriting, exploring the intricate interplay between literary references, lyricism, and storytelling techniques in Taylor Swift's discography, taking it "era by era." Students will analyze Swift's repertoire and draw parallels to classic works of literature and poetry, gaining a deep understanding of the narrative power of music. The course encourages viewing albums and songs as texts, aiming to understand how emotions and feelings are encapsulated through lyrics and how they connect with listeners. Students will explore how the structure of a song can resemble that of a novel, with the climax of the story akin to a song's bridge. This course will dissect Taylor Swift's evolution as a lyricist and her lasting impact on the music industry. We will also highlight what sets her apart from her contemporaries and her ability to influence cultural conversations beyond music. The course is capped at 20 students, so this application will be used to provide more »
This course delves into the art of songwriting, exploring the intricate interplay between literary references, lyricism, and storytelling techniques in Taylor Swift's discography, taking it "era by era." Students will analyze Swift's repertoire and draw parallels to classic works of literature and poetry, gaining a deep understanding of the narrative power of music. The course encourages viewing albums and songs as texts, aiming to understand how emotions and feelings are encapsulated through lyrics and how they connect with listeners. Students will explore how the structure of a song can resemble that of a novel, with the climax of the story akin to a song's bridge. This course will dissect Taylor Swift's evolution as a lyricist and her lasting impact on the music industry. We will also highlight what sets her apart from her contemporaries and her ability to influence cultural conversations beyond music. The course is capped at 20 students, so this application will be used to provide enrollment codes for selected students. Unfortunately, no auditing of this course will be allowed. The application is due March 1st at 12:00pm PT (noon). You will be notified by March 5th if you've been accepted into the course [enrollment opens March 6th]. Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/TaylorSwiftStanford2024.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

TAPS 100C: History of World Cinema III: Queer Cinemas around the World (ARTHIST 164, ARTHIST 364, CSRE 102C, CSRE 302C, FEMGEN 100C, FEMGEN 300C, FILMEDIA 100C, FILMEDIA 300C, GLOBAL 193, GLOBAL 390, TAPS 300C)

Provides an overview of cinema from around the world since 1960, highlighting the cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped various film movements over the last six decades. Specific topics may vary by term/year/instructor. This term's topic, Queer Cinemas around the World, engages with a range of queer cinematic forms and queer spectatorial practices in different parts of the world, as well as BIPOC media from North America. Through film and video from Kenya, Malaysia, India, The Dominican Republic, China, Brazil, Palestine, Japan, Morocco, the US etc., we will examine varied narratives about trans experience, same-sex desire, LGBTQI2S+ rights, censorship, precarity, and hopefulness. This course will attune us to regional cultural specificities in queer expression and representation, prompting us to move away from hegemonic and homogenizing understandings of queer life and media. Notes: Screenings will be held on Fridays at 1:30PM in Oshman Hall. Screening times will vary slightly from week to week.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable 2 times (up to 10 units total)
Instructors: Iyer, U. (PI)

TAPS 103: Beginning Improvising

The improvisational theater techniques that teach spontaneity, cooperation, team building, and rapid problem solving, emphasizing common sense, attention to reality, and helping your partner. Based on TheatreSports by Keith Johnstone. Readings, papers, and attendance at performances of improvisational theater. Limited enrollment. Improv, Improvisation, creativity and creative expression. Limited enrollment. 20 students enrolled on first come, first served basis. Remaining available filled by students on the waitlist, with priority given to TAPS majors/minors and those who have been unable to take the class previously due to limited capacity. In order to claim your spot off the waitlist, please attend the first day of class.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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