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College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THDA 215 - Dance History: Reading the Dancing Body

This course focuses on dance in the United States from the early 20th century to today. The historical study of dance as an embodied art form supports an intersectional examination of how gender, race, ethnicity, and class experiences both reflect and shape individual and collective identities. We will read seminal texts in dance and cultural studies, analyze dance videos and live performances, and write short papers that critically consider an array of theatrical dance forms and traditions. (4 Credits)