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Perspectives on Dance as Culture: Dancing Bodies, Cultures, and Environments

ENVS 377
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ANTH 325, DANC 377
Certificates: Environmental Studies

This course will look at the intersections and common spaces between body/self; community/culture; and environment/place. To do this we will employ several research methods. First, we will investigate two distinct movement practices--Afro Cuban Orisha Dancing and Body Mind Centering. Students will be asked to complete readings, participate in discussions, view relevant media and participate in movement master classes. Readings will draw on Anthropology, Ethnography, as well as Dance and Performance Studies, to provide a methodological basis for exploring the dance subjects. Secondly, we will create solo and group performance works that explore our individual and communal experiences of body/community/environment. Students will be asked to complete readings, participate in discussions, participate in improvisational movement sessions, and work in a collaborative context.

Each student will develop a final project that contains both a written and a performative component.

This course is supported by the Creative Campus Initiative (www.wesleyan.edu/creativecampus)
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-25-2024
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