DNCE 1430 A (CRN: 95201)
Dance: Brazilian Dance
3 Credit Hours
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.
Open to degree and PACE students
Learning of Brazilian culture through embodied dance practice, informed by studies of music, religion, ethnicity, and social-political issues in Brazil. Focus on Brazil's traditional dances. Reading, writing, and attending live performances (cultural pass) are required.
Students will learn about the cultural manifestations that have shaped Brazil's history from the colonial era to the present day. Most of this learning will focus on the northeast region of Brazil. This kinesthetic experience will be embellished by a selection of the best artists in Brazilian music. In addition, students will learn about issues in the history of colonial Brazil and the effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the formation of Brazilian racial identity. Students will learn about syncretic religions, the influences of African rhythms as well as the importance of orixas as religious deities. All this learning will be taught by a native professor from Brazil.
Classroom Work: 20 % Response Papers: 40% Creative Research Project: 30% Cultural Pass: 10%
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