|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: African Studies, African Studies Minor|
West African dance is a gateway to the cultures and ways of life of its people. It is the medium on which the very existence of the people is reinforced and celebrated. In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamental principles and aesthetics of West African dance through learning to embody basic movement vocabulary and selected traditional dances from Ghana. The physical embodiment of these cultures will be complemented with videos, lectures, readings, and discussions to give students an in-depth perspective on the people and cultures of Ghana. Students will also learn dances from other West Africa countries periodically.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This class will meet at 160 Cross Street Dance Studio. Students will perform in the end of semester West African Drumming and Dance Concert.
Please come to first class ready to move.
|Instructor(s): Saaka,Iddrisu Times: .M.W... 06:40PM-08:10PM; Location: CDS; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 7||FR: 7|