Contemporary Dance History


A survey course spanning twentieth- and twenty-first-century developments in selected dance forms from around the world, including discussions of dance in its historical, political and cultural context. Readings will focus on dance as a social phenomenon; dance in the form of political activism; dance as a medium of projecting gendered identity and the historical trajectory of dance aesthetics. Discussions will also include postmodernism in dance and the impact of globalization on world dance forms. Invited guest artists.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • HISTORY 554S
  • ICS 509S
Typically Offered
Spring Only