|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
This advanced course is designed to further students' understanding of the technique, history, and changing nature of Bharata Natyam dance and of Indian classical dance in general. The primary aim of the course is to foster an understanding of the role, function, and imaging of Bharata Natyam dance vis-à-vis ideas about tradition and modernity. Although the course assumes no prior knowledge of Bharata Natyam, we will move rapidly through the material. We will focus mainly on more complex studio work, extensive readings, and video presentations. In preparation for this course, students should have movement experience in other dance tradition(s). 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.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students continue to interpret this culture-specific dance form in a more advanced manner. The student is exposed to more complex technical material and scholarly reading on the subject. Students are also exposed to ever changing manifestations of Bharatanatyam dance as it continues to change in its source country (India) and in the Diaspora (i.e. North America and Europe).
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(SAST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation combined with readings, discussions and video viewings and short research paper. This course will be based on:
30% Class Journal/short essays
20% Short Research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Student will perform in the Worlds of Dance Concert at end of semester. There is a course fee for costume materials.
|Instructor(s): Krishnan,Hari Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:10PM; Location: WMH; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 4||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 7||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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