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Academic Year 2005/2006
Perspectives in Dance as Culture
DANC 377 FA
Perspectives in Dance as Culture considers theories and methods of dance scholarship and takes up the study of current topics in dance and performance studies. Problems of understanding different aesthetics, defining
of dance, and establishing cultural contexts will be introduced. The examples of dances from different cultures and genres will be used to explore these issues and to increase knowledge and understanding of the rich and
varied development of dance forms around the world.
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EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
A written commentary on a live performance, a midterm examination, short, ungraded written assignments, a final research paper and a "performance/ethnographic" project.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students will engage in a semester-long investigation of either a movement phenomenon or cultural practice of their choosing. NO prior experience in dance, performance studies, or anthropology required.
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