Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa


Dance and dance-theatre forms in relation to religious beliefs, concepts, and mystic practices within Asian and African cultures. How religion shapes the way the body is perceived, and how spiritual power and energy is symbolically transmitted to the dancer through religious practices. Impact of colonialism and globalization on traditional religious performances. Instructors: Shah and Vinesett. One course.

Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CCI
  • CZ
Crosslisting Numbers
  • RELIGION244, AAAS222, ICS214