Oct 01, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 225 - Social Justice in Dance


4 credits
This course will explore the universal language of movement to generate relevant conversations while creating dance works around social justice issues in our communities. Students will apply the creative and critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas and understandings in response to a variety of text, film, spoken word and dance works surrounding global communal issues and experiences. The class will exercise solidarity through group work, exchanging of ideas, engaging in intentional discussion and raising awareness of social justice issues through dance. Students will participate in guided dance explorations and small group choreography to generate emotion and movements while learning to use dance as an aesthetic instrument of change and using the body as an archive. This class will focus on community centered inquiry and five principles of Social Justice; Equity, Access, Participation, Diversity and Human Rights

Class will include and/or culminate with performance.
This course is cross-listed with DANC 225

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