MUS 322

Dance in World Cultures

In this course we will study traditions of dance from among world cultures. "Dance" in this course is considered broadly, and refers to performance, ritual, and daily-life practices of movement, with inextricable connections with music, sound, and theater. The course approaches contents from the disciplines anthropology, ethnomusicology, dance studies, and performance studies, and focuses on the study of movement and dance and their complex intersections with culture, daily life, and society. The course will be presented through a variety of teaching styles and assignments, including lectures, group participation, structured media engagement, and hands-on demonstrations/performances.