Course focusing on and analyzing the unique approaches to dance choreographies spanning late twentieth and twenty-first-century from world cultures. Discussions of choreographic approaches in their historical, political, racial, and aesthetic context. Readings will focus on creativity and choreography as a social phenomenon, as a form of racial and political activism, and as a medium of projecting gendered identity and the ever changing aesthetics. Discussions will also include postmodernism in dance and the impact of globalization on the traditional and regional aesthetics. When possible, guest artists will be invited to lead discussions.