Bharata Natyam II: Embracing the Traditional and the Modern|
Spring 2022 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
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.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC-MN)(DANC)(SAST-MN)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation combined with readings, discussions and videoviewings and short research paper. This course will be based on: 50% Attendance/Participation, 30% Class Journal/Short Essays, 20% Short Research.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will perform in the Worlds of Dance Concert at end of semester. Instructor may accept additional students at the first class. Please add your name to the enrollment request.
Class will begin online from February to mid-March. After March break this class will meet in-person outdoors.
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