Dance Culture of the World

Weddings.Parades.Festivals.Clubs.MTV
All of these events rely heavily on dance for entertainment and expression. Have you ever wondered what it all means or where these traditions originate? We study these forms in Dance 105 Dance Cultures of the World. This course looks at dance around the world and how it connects to religion, society, royal courts, cultural identity and classic and modern traditions. The class looks at dances from Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico and Latin America, Middle East, Native-America and North America. The class also observes how these dance forms are practiced in Southern California.

Dance 105 Dance Cultures of the World is a 3-unit lecture course. Videos and live performances enrich the course. In fall 2001 the course is paired with Ethnic Studies in an Honors Program Sophomore Learning Experience.

For course information call (714) 564-5640 or e-mail gillette_heather@sac.edu