This introductory survey course gives equal weight to scholarly study and embodied practice, using both approaches to explore a range of hip-hop dance techniques, as well as the cultural and historical contexts from which these dances emerged. Special attention will be given to breaking – the most prominent hip-hop form – as a foundation for exploring other forms of movement. By critically exploring these physical and historical connections, individuals will adapt and apply their own philosophies to dance in order to develop a personalized style.

Faculty

Video

Learn more about the course in this brief interview with instructor Raphael Xavier …

Sections

C01 & U01

Fridays, 11 am - 1:20 pm
& Mondays 12:30 - 2:20

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