DANC 32 Black Tradition in American Dance (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course examines the use of the African-American dance aesthetic by performers, dancers, choreographers, historians, and dance theorists, from the 19th century through 21st century, as they created and contributed to the idioms of modern, jazz, ballet, street vernacular and traditional African based dance forms in the United States.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Critique, analyze, and assess art from the African-American tradition using elements that constitute the African-American aesthetic as a touchstone.
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast the relationship between the components of the African-American dance aesthetic and American dance forms.
- Outcome 3: Analyze and evaluate the historical development of the African-American dance traditions in the United States from the prospective of sociological, political, and economical influences.
- Outcome 4: Identify and critique the dances, dancers, and choreographers of African descent that have changed the course of dance in the United States.
- Outcome 5: Identify, analyze and evaluate dances, dancers and choreographers of non-African descent that have changed the course of dance in the United States using the African-American aesthetic.