Introduction To Dance

DANCE 101

Dance as a reflection of historical and current cultural values. Introduction to some of the major forms of world dance (for example, classical dances of Europe, Asia and Africa, and American modern dance); how dance forms illuminate and define gender, personal and group identity, political and religious status, aesthetic values, and the intentions of the dance-makers; dance as an educative force, a facilitator of cultural acquisition, and a reflection of cultural change; the function of dance in various cultural settings; how to look at dance, to analyze movement, and to read the text of dance structure. Instructor: Dickinson or Shah

Synopsis

2017 Sprng
Instructor

DeFrantz, Thomas

Room/Time
West Duke 106
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM