.Form of the performance (What kind of performance was it – dance, play, film, music video, music, sketch, speech, street performance, an ordinary day in the live performance of identity, television series, social media content, podcast, etc.?):

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Paris Is Burning

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Performance Worksheet

1.Title of performance:

2.Form of the performance (What kind of performance was it – dance, play, film, music video, music, sketch, speech, street performance, an ordinary day in the live performance of identity, television series, social media content, podcast, etc.?):

3.Name/s of the creator/s of the performance:

4.Describe what happened in the version (ONLY USE DESCRIPTIVE TERMS; DO NOT interpret the performance or the intent of the creator in the performance; DO NOT try to explain what the performers/makers think or feel)

5.List the details in the performance that stood out to you and explain why they stood out to you (This question is open-ended, explain whatever stood out and explain why it stood out to you in detail):

6.Name the topic of the performance (What is it about? – Romance, education, love, gender, materialism, money, homelessness, social justice, community building, capitalism, socialism, fascism, religion, identity, etc.? Is it about multiple things?):

7.Thesis – Explain what you think the performance is saying about the topic. (What does it seem to you that the creator is saying about the topic?):

8.Explain what happens in the performance that leads you to your answer to number 7.

9.Choose any one of the class readings and explain the connections you see between the reading’s central argument and this performance:

10. Explain what the creator’s performance added to what you know/think/feel about the topic. Did you learn something new about the topic? Did you remember to look at the issue from a new perspective? Did the performance make you feel something (happy, bored, entertained, validated, angry, sad, anxious, hopeful, helpless, eager, excited, etc.)?:

11. Self-reflection and critical questions: Explain your familiarity with this kind of performance honestly. Do you think the performance was intended for someone like you? Why? Or why not? Did you “get” the performance? Did you not “get” the performance? What meaningful questions do you have about the performance or the creator’s work?

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