RCHUMS 235 - Topics in World Dance
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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People around the world express their deepest cultural and spiritual values through dance. Dance marks key rites of passage in the human life cycle – birth, puberty, marriage and even death. Dance can be a political statement. It can affirm group solidarity. It can be a martial art or encourage meditation. This course explores theatrical, religious and social dance in a variety of cultures including groups in Africa, The Middle East, India, Indonesia, Japan, China, Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. What role does dance play within the culture that produces it? How are social, political and spiritual values reflected in dance structure and movement? How are cultural attitudes towards class and gender revealed in dance? How do performance styles and choreography differ across cultures? You do not need any experience or background in dance to do well in this course. All students from any school or major are welcome

Intended Audience:

All students from any school or major (LSA, SOMTD, and beyond) You do not have to have any experience in dance to do well in this course.

RCHUMS 235 - Topics in World Dance
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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