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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THDA 60 - Brown Spirits Dance Ensemble

Macalester’s Brown Spirit Dance Ensemble engages techniques and histories of selected dance forms from the African diaspora, especially from West Africa, other African regions, and that emerged in the Caribbean, and Americas. It is intended for students who have completed Dances of the African Diaspora I and II, and who want to deepen their training and understanding of these forms. This course includes the creation of researched choreography culminating in the Ensemble performing in the Theater and Dance Department dance concert. Additionally, Brown Spirits Dance Ensemble has performed at Macalester events such as, Afrika Week, Black History Month Showcases, Family Fest, Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremonies, and for the Inauguration of President Rivera in 2021. Two credits awarded at the end of the semester. Four credits of fine arts general distribution may be earned after two consecutive semesters of this ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading only Prerequisite(s): Dances of the African Diaspora I and II is recommended. Audition and permission of the instructor is required. Every semester. (2 Credits)