AAST 190 - West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora I
3 HU, CD
Second Semester. This course will survey dance movement forms and technique from West Africa, to the New World through dance performance. A survey of dance performance using academic discourse as well as a movement vocabulary will be used. The influence of West African movements on the New World will include forms from Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti. This class will be taught from a traditional West African perspective and Pan-African world view.