Contemporary African Dance I (DAN2124.01)

Souleymane Badolo

Students are guided through a series of isolations, progressions, and concepts that demonstrate neo-traditional African dance styles combined with Solo Badolo’s own movement approach. Cultural, philosophical and aesthetic concepts are shared to assist in understanding and embodying the technique. With emphasis placed on grounded movement, articulation (head, torso, legs, arms) and polyrhythms, students experience fast moving, high impact, cardiovascular dance. In addition to learning fundamental movement vocabulary, each student will develop a practice that facilitates whole body awareness, attention to breathing, and an acknowledgment of self as a citizen of the world.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
M 12:10pm - 2:00pm; W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, 2000, Dance, Two Credit, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Areas of Study, Souleymane Badolo, and tagged , .