|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
West African dance is a gateway to the cultures and ways of life of its people. It is the medium on which the very existence of the people is reinforced and celebrated. In this introductory course students will learn the fundamental principles and aesthetics of West African dance through learning to embody basic movement vocabulary and selected traditional dances from Ghana. The physical embodiment of these cultures will be complemented with videos, lectures, readings, and discussions to give students an in-depth perspective on the people and cultures of Ghana. Students will also learn dances from other West Africa countries periodically.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will perform in the "West African Drumming and Dance Concert" at the end of the semester. Please do not contact the instructor or the department. Regular registration on-line. Professor will accept students from the enrollment request list as space permits. Please come to the first class ready to move.
|Instructor(s): Saaka,Iddrisu Times: .M.W... 04:30PM-06:00PM; Location: TST001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 8||FR: 2|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 11||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 8|