Introduction to Dance Across Cultures

Bharatanatyam, butoh, hip hop, and salsa are some of the dances that will have us travel from temples and courtyards to clubs, streets, and stages around the world. Through studio sessions, readings and viewings, field research, and discussions, this seminar will introduce students to dance across cultures with special attention to issues of migration, cultural appropriation, gender and sexuality, and spiritual and religious expression. Students will also learn basic elements of participant observation research. Guest artists will teach different dance forms. No prior dance experience is necessary.


You're Interested in Dance

Professor Hamera shares some of the many reasons to study dance in this short interview:



Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM


Judith Hamera