Students will study the histories, theories, and practices of various contemporary performative arts. BPAC 404 will build on the module-specific areas introduced in BPAC 400 through extending into Site-Based Performance, Body-Based Performance, and the concept of Theatricality by considering topics such as performance art, postmodern and contemporary dance, performance of gender, Indigenous place-based performance, site-specific and site responsive art and performance, post-dramatic theatre, and theatres of social engagement. Material covered is intended to have application to creation exercises in BPAC 407.