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    Macalester College
  Feb 21, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THDA 215 - Reading the Dancing Body: Topics in Dance History

Dance is an art of the body in time, space, and culture. It is a language that reflects individual, economic, social, and religious forces. This class will “read” the gender, race, and politics of the dancing body within African-American and Euro-American dance traditions from the 19th century to the early 21st century. The focus will be on theatrical dance forms in the United States including ballet, modern, and musical theater dance. Social dance will also be looked at as a predecessor to some of these genres. We will read, write, discuss, dance, view videos, and attend performances. (4 Credits)