Drawing on scholarship about the African Diaspora, which imagines black identity as an ongoing process of movement and exchange, this course examines how United States dance performance has shaped\2014and been shaped by\2014these ideas about Africanist aesthetics and cultural identities. Considering performance and the presentation of the body as potent sites for scrutiny, this course will take up an interdisciplinary approach to our study by intermingling critical readings in Africana Studies and Dance Studies with performance viewings.
Satisfies a major requirement in Africana Studies
Satisfies a concentration requirement in Ethnic Studies
Students entering 2012 and after: Liberal Studies distribution requirement