New Course: DANC378–Contemporary Dance from Global Perspectives

Repertory and Performance: Contemporary Dance from Global Perspectives (DANC 378, Sec 01).

Mon/Wed 2.50- 4.20pm at the Cross Street Studio.

This interdisciplinary course aims to understand contemporary dance and the moving body from global perspectives. It draws from a range of approaches to aesthetics and choreography, politics, and understandings of culture-at-large. Students will spend the majority of class time collaborating and learning various movement possibilities. In addition, they will also learn by viewing, discussing, and writing. There will be several guest classes with instructors representing the world of global contemporary dance today. The course is a combination of studio and lecture and will also include critical discussions of scholarly writing, watching and analyzing choreographic sequences on film, participating in guest master-classes, and attending on and off campus performances (including seeing performances in New York City).

This is a hybrid course focusing on studio and lecture components that relate to a range of subject areas and disciplines including (but not limited to) Dance, Film Studies, Anthropology, Eurasian Studies, African-American Studies, Theater, South Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, FGSS, History, and Music. Students will engage with multiple cultural practices, values, and traditions, and will learn to articulate a synthesized understanding of common aesthetic trends, structures, and ideologies.

Previous dance experience is NOT necessary.!wesmaps_page.html?stuid=&facid=NONE&crse=009742&term=1181