Art & Culture

Anime to Zen Aesthetics

Anime to Zen Aesthetics

EALC 050-301  |  Anime to Zen Aesthetics

Ayako Kano  | Associate Professor, Japanese Literature, Performance, Gender Studies

Fridays, 2:00-5:00pm

Japan has one of the richest and most varied theatrical traditions in the world, and is a veritable museum of classical and contemporary performances practices. This seminar is designed to introduce students to several major aesthetic principles that are embodied in different theatrical genres. The students will be taken deep into several important texts of the performance tradition, as well as to various places on Penn campus and in Philadelphia in order to fully experience these aesthetics.