Description   This course introduces students to the
intersection between the fields of dance and
religious studies, by examining dance from a
religio-cultural perspective. The course begins
with an overview of how the body, and dance in
particular, is talked about in the field of
religious studies. From there, we will move
through dance scholarship on Christian sacred
dance, African-American "soul" and dance, Indian
dance, and indigenous Native American dance forms
in order to chart each cultural group's
contributions to the U.S. dance canon while also
identifying their contributions as religious
dance practices and frameworks. In addition to
the readings, we will frequently view dances in
class and learn how to write and talk about both
dance and religion, topics whose perceived
ephemerality make them challenging yet productive
sites for exploration.
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* Note: The description above does not necessarily apply to any courses other than the one in the latest term.
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