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DNCE 033 – D2: Brazilian Dance

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Exposure to Brazilian culture through embodied dance practice, informed by studies of music, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic diversity in Brazil. Focus on Brazil's most popular and traditional dances. Reading, writing, and attending live performances required.

Section Description: In this course, students will learn about dance as a form of cultural production in the diversity of Brazilian culture. Learning will take place primarily through embodied dance practice. This dance practice will be embellished by exposure to Brazilian music and studies of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic diversity in Brazil. The course will focus on Brazil’s most popular and traditional dances. The class seeks to investigate these dances through physical practice and by presenting the Brazilian cultural contexts behind each style; this will be achieved through guided movement practice, lecture, reading required scholarly essays, discussion, analytical writing, videos, creative research projects, and required live performances.

CRN: 94111

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 28/30

Days Time Location
TR 17:15 - 18:45 MANN HALL - TRINITY GYM

Instructor(s): Paula G Higa

Meeting Dates: 28 Aug 2017 - 08 Dec 2017