Hip-Hop Dance in Context (Section 1 - DAN2308.01)

Moncell Durden

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.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; W 4:10pm - 6:00pm (first seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Moncell Durden, All courses, Dance, First Seven Week, One Credit, Updates, 2000, and tagged , , .