Creating New Work from Traditional African Forms (DAN4134.01)

Souleymane Badolo

This advanced course explores the process of re-imagining traditional dance techniques to create a contemporary aesthetic. Souleymane Badolo utilizes customary dances to generate new movement. The students will experience his creative practice of using concepts like rhythm, space and time to build vocabulary that reflects the metamorphosis of traditional forms. Students are expected to create both solo and group work, on their own or in collaboration with others. Each week, students will create new projects and show them in class. By the end of the term, they will show in Workshop and/or other public performances. Participation in Dance Workshop (Thursday 7:00-8:30) is highly recommended.

Corequisites: Dance or Drama lab assignment.

Registration: E-mail Dana Reitz on Nov 29 and include your experience; this will be relayed to Solo Badolo, who will decide.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with African Dance and permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
W 12:10pm - 2:00pm; F 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Dance, Four Credit, 4000, Souleymane Badolo, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Wednesday Afternoons, and tagged , , , , , .