West African Rootholds in Dance


Root yourself in an experience of remembrance, rhythm and revolution!  An exploration of several West African dance forms and their role in spiritual and socio-religious contexts on the continent, and in African diaspora populations.

Lecture and dance laboratory exploring three West African traditional dance forms and their relationship to religious and social life in Africa and the Diaspora. Continuity and transformation of physical texts as cultural heritage, examined historically and aesthetically. Guest lecturers, videos, research project. Two lab sections, one for students with prior training in African Dance, and one for students with no experience. Instructor: A. Vinesett. One course.

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Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CCI
  • CZ
Crosslisting Numbers
  • AAAS220, RELIGION240