Hip Hop Dance II|
Spring 2022 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This intermediate hip hop studio practice course further develops urban dance practices, and broadens the hip hop culture beyond the commercialized representations prevalent in the media today. This class will further explore the history and practice of different forms of hip hop: b-boying/b-girling (breaking/breakdancing), uprocking, popping, waving, and locking. We will also look at hip hop's connection to other club forms such as house dance and house-ballroom forms, waacking, and voguing. Students will view video performances of cultural practice (battles and "cyphers"), as well as media- and theatrically-influenced forms of hip hop, to identify significant commonalities and differences within hip hop practices.
Our classes will be conducted to hip hop, house, and dance music from the past four decades, and will begin with a set warm-up and follow with stretching and conditioning exercises. Class will always conclude with a combination that incorporates that week's dance form, and it will be compared to other hip hop dance forms we will be studying.
Required readings will explore these forms through the lens of historical context and critical theory perspectives on urban dance, supporting an immersive studio practice.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance at assigned dance concerts, participation in group assignments, short papers.
Friday's classes will be taught by 2 different (six-week) Visiting Artists to be announced.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
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