AAST 118 - Ritual and Performance I: The World According to the Yoruba and their Descendants in the New World
3 SS, CD, WR
First Semester. This course will explore religious phenomena, performance, and artistic “agency” of the Yoruba and their descendants.We will look at Yoruba syncretic beliefs in the New World as well as in the Old World in relation to ritual secrets and choices for artistic representation, in the performance “arena.” After reading and discussion of written and verbal expression on this subject by practitioners, artists, and intellectuals, students will use dance movement, artistic representation, and “nommo”—the word to represent their own construct of a ritual—to render their example of a specific “construct” of ritual.
Prerequisites & Notes
Identical to AAST 118/DANC 118.
Enrollment Limit: 15, first-year students only.
[Next Offered 2007-2008]
Credits: 3 hours
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