This special topics course gives equal weight to the scholarly study of and embodied practice of various forms of urban dance. Hip Hop Dance Practice and Culture will explore the history and cultural context of different forms of hip hop such as b-boying, uprocking, popping and locking. Practice will center on breaking, but related forms such as house dancing and its subsidiary forms waacking and voguing, will also be explored. With an emphasis on non-commercialized dance forms, students will view videos and performances of hip hop cultural practice and read related texts that give historical and theoretical perspectives to the studio work.
Faculty permission is required. Please complete the application below — the deadline for applications is December 1st at 12 pm.