07:203:135 Dance Forms of Africa

Dance Forms of Africa course explores dance forms from the continent of Africa. African dance comprises of a variety of dance forms from different cultures in different blocks on the African continent. Through readings, viewings, and engagement with movement, the course introduces students to the skills of observation, movement learning, and contextual and comparative analysis, as we focus on the social, cultural, religious, and political significance of African dance forms. Types and functions of traditional African dances, contexts of performance, and their unique characteristics will also be explored.

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