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Perspectives in Dance as Culture: Dance of the African Diaspora

DANC 377
Spring 2016 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 325, ENVS 377
Certificates: Environmental Studies

In this combined technique and ethnography course we will explore some of the many dance practices of the African Diaspora. We will focus on Senegal and Ghana in West Africa and follow the path of the Middle Passage to Cuba, Brazil, and the United States. Investigating both traditional and popular dance forms, we will consider how African dance and culture has influenced many performance practices throughout the Americas. To these ends, course work will include: learning specific dances (Sabar, Capoeira, Orisha dancing, salsa, tap, and hip-hop for example); engaging in readings that provide critical, cultural, and historical context; participating in analytical and self reflective dialogue; as well as creating an independent research paper.

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)

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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