Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 16, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

DAN 133 - West African Diasporic Dance I: West African (2 Cr.)

An elementary level course in West African dance technique for students with minimal training in the genre. Students will learn to identify the aesthetic principles of West African dance and develop physical and artistic skills such as explicit sound and movement partnership, call and response, body isolation, articulation of the spine, dancing with a low center of gravity, grounded-ness, plyrhythm, individuality of movement expression and “aesthetic of cool”. Students will learn select West African dances and will have the opportunity to engage authentic performances of these dances via video. Students will be exposed to current and historical concert dance practitioners whose creative work is based in West African dance vocabularies.  Repeatable up to three times for credit. Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and fall semesters only. Program faculty.