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Modern Dance and the African American Legacy II

Dance 413 - Spring 2020

This course will focus on works by 2-3 renowned African-American choreographers. The selected choreographers are chosen for their contributions to the field of American modern dance based primarily on their explorations regarding the process and dynamics of building community--the sense of community as experienced through the lens of African-American cultural values and aesthetics and as it pertains to the creative process. Therefore, the course focuses on viewing the body as a site for the exchange of ideas concerning humanity. Students will investigate these choreographers through learning excerpts of their choreography and choreographing personal responses, as well as through related readings, videos, and independent research.
Course Attributes: EN HAS HUMAS SD IFA HUMAR HUMAS SCFA CPSC

Section 01

Modern Dance and the African American Legacy II
INSTRUCTOR: Cecil Slaughter
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