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THTR 213 Intro & Appreciation to Dance Studies (4)

This introductory survey course examines the ways in which dance functions as human communication, artistic expression, cultural tradition, and embodied knowledge. Students will develop an understanding of how dance performs social and cultural knowledge, and how dance artists and scholars respond to historical events and cultural situations. Targeted to 1st and 2nd year students, this experiential-lecture course addresses issues of identity, politics, power, and ethics through both physical movement exploration, analysis of masterworks from notable dance artists, interdisciplinary projects, and ethnographic research methods. Topics explored in this course will mostly relate to U.S. and Western dance forms; however, dance practices, forms, and traditions of other regions may be included.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
  • Offering: Alternate Years
  • Instructor: Staff

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