Spring 2022 not offered
|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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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(SAST-MN)
Course will meet remote/online in beginning of semester Feb - Mar. Class will have "in-person" outdoor sessions when weather is feasible. No indoor studio. Online or outdoors only.
This class will be performing in the semester end Worlds of Dance Concert
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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