Hip-Hop Dance in Context is a dynamic multi-dimensional mind body training experience that actively explores the genealogy of African American social dance formations from authentic Jazz to Hip-Hop.
Students will gain a contextual/historical knowledge of American social dance formations; investigate personal voice; explore embodied pluralisms and tonal fluidity; and engage in the rich complexities and depth in both physical and intellectual realms.
Come experience this intense, amazing, thought provoking journey…learn first-hand the rhythms, moods, character, dynamics, creative expression and improvisation of an American dance continuum. Prepare to be exhausted, challenged, enlightened, opened, exhilarated and transformed by experiencing Hip-Hop dance in a way never before explored.
The class will explore the cultural contexts of hip-hop dance and its related forms through reading, discussions, film screenings, and experiential learning in the dance studio.