Courses

Black Dance: History, Theory, Practice

This course traces histories, traditions and innovations in Black American dance through archival and embodied practice. Moving from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the 1970s, we will explore how dance – when executed by those who identify as Black and when circulated outside/beyond/without Black people themselves – speaks to the body’s relationship to the political, social, and cultural contexts of American life. Through a hybrid seminar/studio seminar format, students will be introduced to theories, debates, and critical frameworks in Black Dance. We’ll wrestle with the complexities around researching, doing, and reading Black Dance.

Faculty

Sections

S01

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM

Instructor(s)

Jasmine E. Johnson