Mande Dance, Music and Culture

0330 [CRN: 24137]

Examines, by theory and praxis, the techniques and philosophy of dance in Mande culture. Each dance is taught as a highly codified language, with detailed phrasing structures, focus, center, variations of intonation, and qualitative choice. The specific ethnicities are studied in relationship to their music and dance variations. Participants must be physically fit. Attendance at the first class is required. There is an application process for enrollment and a mandatory $100 lab fee from each student to cover supplies and expenses for performances to be paid directly to the department. Enrollment limited to 100. S/NC