Professor: Patricia Cohen
Tuition: $365 member / $440 non-member
8 Weeks; 2 NDEO-Endorsed PDCs
This course offers a non-linear overview of dance history in cultural and historical context. Global in its perspective, the course seeks equity among cultures and their dance forms. Students will investigate the social, economic and political impact of dance on society, and conversely, the influence of societal values on dance. While challenging the Western gaze as normative, we will query the influence of social and performative dance, notions of technique and classical dance, the impact of geographical migration on people and their dances, appropriation of dance forms, and the effects of globalization and nationalization. Throughout the course and the culminating research project, students may focus on dance genres that are relevant to their individual studies.
Book Required: Dils, A. and Albright, A. (2001). Moving History/Dancing Cultures. Middletown, CT. Wesleyan University Press.
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