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DANC0163

From Africa to the Americas

From Africa to the Americas: Moving from Our Core
This course is an introduction to dance emphasizing the influence of traditions from the African Diaspora on contemporary modern dance. Technique sessions incorporate styles from West Africa and Central and South America with performance work. Discussion of readings on the history and current practice of movement forms originating in Africa, as well as on the work of artists developing fusion styles, supports written and creative work. Compositional studies explore the intersection between technique, history/theory, and performance. (No previous dance experience required.) 2 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab
Subject:
Dance
Department:
Dance
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART PE

Sections

Spring 2014

DANC0163A-S14 Lecture (Brown)
DANC0163Z-S14 Lab (Brown)

Fall 2012

DANC0163A-F12 Lecture (Brown)
DANC0163Z-F12 Lab (Brown)

Fall 2011

DANC0163A-F11 Lecture (Brown)
DANC0163Z-F11 Lab (Brown)

Fall 2009

DANC0163A-F09 Lecture (Brown)
DANC0163Z-F09 Lab (Brown)

Fall 2008

DANC0163A-F08 Lecture (Brown)