Spring 2012 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
In the mid-20s Earl Tucker ("Snake Hips") was a performer at the Cotton Club during the days of Duke Ellington. His style of dance is definitely related to that of waving that you see young hip-hop dancers still doing today, as hip-hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street-dance styles, primarily danced to hip-hop music, or that evolved as a part of the hip-hop culture. It can include a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking, krumping, and even house dance. It can also include the many styles simply labeled as hip-hop or old school (hype or freestyle). This dance style, primarily associated with hip-hop as breaking, appeared in New York City during the early 1970s and became a cornerstone of hip-hop as a culture. Funk styles, such as popping and locking, evolved separately in California in the 1960-70s but were also integrated into hip-hop when the culture reached the West Coast of the United States. This course will be a technique-based course in the learning and participation of the various styles that make up hip-hop dance today.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
The teachings of Black Dance Vernacular requires an understanding of a oral history, morals and traditions of a culture originating in Africa. These courses will explore these avenues for students seeking a contemporary understanding of a culture through
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(DANC-MN)(DANC)
Selected short readings from periodicals.
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Participation in "Worlds of Dance Concert."
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Previous dance experience required. Audition at first class. Please come to first class ready to dance.
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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