Bharata Natyam I: Introduction of South Indian Classical Dance|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental aesthetic, social, and technical principles underscoring the culture of Bharata Natyam dance in its both indigenous and modern contexts. The course introduces students to Bharata Natyam largely through classroom practice (in the form of rhythmic and interpretive exercises), supplemented by brief lectures outlining the sociohistorical and cultural contexts of the form. Class lectures will also include video presentations. Occasionally, the class could include a guest lecture given by either a visiting scholar, dancer, or choreographer respected in the field of South Asian dance internationally.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(SAST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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Evaluation will be based on attendance and class/course participation, class journal and a digital performance online.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course may be repeated for credit up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation. This fall students will not perform at a public concert due to Covid-19.
UPDATED JULY 6, 2020:
In-person classes will be taught from Aug 31 until Oct 14, after which, the rest of the semester will be taught online.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental aesthetic, social, and technical principles underscoring the culture of Bharata Natyam dance in multiple contexts. The course introduces students to Bharatanatyam both through classroom practice (in the form of rhythmic and interpretive exercises) and brief lectures outlining the socio-historical and cultural contexts of the form. This semester, students will learn the basic technique in this form and a repertory piece during the in-person component of the class, after which the classes will move to an online format, where the repertory piece will be revised, in addition to video presentations and discussions about the dynamism and complex nature of Bharatanatyam dance.
No experience in Bharatanatyam or any dance technique is necessary.
Due to Covid-19, this course during Fall 2020 will be taught in a Hybrid-In-Person format only-
The In-person classes will be taught from Aug 31 until Oct 14, after which, the rest of the semester will be taught online.
We'd need to practice safe social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course cannot accept any students who would not be able to participate in the in-person sessions. By enrolling in the course, you pledge to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing (6 feet apart) for the entire duration of each class session. You also acknowledge that the instructor has the right to ask you to leave the class should you fail/choose to not observe these safe practice protocols at any time. Finally, you acknowledge that observing these safe practice protocols does not immune you from contracting COVID-19 and have thought hard about your decision to enroll in the course at this time when the world is still battling the pandemic.
|Instructor(s): Krishnan,Hari Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:20PM; Location: NO ROOM; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 1||FR: 1|
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