* DAN 211 / AAS 211 (LA) P/D/F Only
The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices
Sample reading list:
Dixon-Gottschild, Brenda, Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance
Emery, Fauley Lynn, Black Dance from 1619 to Today
Steans, Jean and Marshall, Jazz Dance, The Story of American Vernacular Dance
Goellner, W. Ellen, Murphy, Jacqueline Shea, eds., Bodies of the Text
Desmond, Jane, ed., Meaning and Motion
Foster, Susan, ed., Choreographing History
Mid-term paper (4-5 pages). Final paper (5-6 pages). Two final dance studies. Readings: 50-100 pages per week. Dance studies every other week. Video viewings every other week.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Some form of social dancing, good, natural movement aptitude, or former dance training. This is an OPEN ENROLLMENT course..
This course is primarily an experiential studio course. Its intent is to focus the first half of the semester on African dance aesthetics and relevant movement practices and the second, on several contemporary American choreographers whose work has been influenced to various degrees by these traditions.
Freshmen Only 4
Sophomores Only 4
Juniors Only 4
Seniors Only 8
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