DAN 272Y - Intensive Course Abroad (1-4 Cr.)
(GCR Arts area if taken for at least 3 credits)
ARTS AND CULTURE IN WEST AFRICA: GHANA (1/4) West Africa’s rich and deep cultural traditions have persisted through centuries of colonization, strife, governmental corruption, and other, often extreme hardships. An intensive dance experience, in collaboration with Connecticut College, students will participate in the disciplinary study of Ghana’s arts, specifically dance, and experience both city and village living. This course involves travel to Kumasi, the Cape Coast, and the capital city of Accra and will include workshops, classes, performances, and field excursions to visit historical sites and museums. This course requires a pre-course in the fall semester. Winter 2019/2020 and alternate years. Program faculty.
THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION: A CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC IMMERSION (1/4) An intensive international dance experience in Edinburgh, Scotland. Students will experience daily instruction in a number of dance forms ranging from European contemporary dance to traditional Scottish dance, view and examine dance/movement theatre/events/happenings as part of the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival, as well as examine the historical, aesthetic, theoretical, philosophical, and critical issues concerning dance in the British Isles and Europe. This course requires a pre-course in the spring semester. Summer 2020 and alternate years. Program faculty.
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