BWS 292 Dance, Culture, and Contexts (3)

Critically explores relationships among signs, symbols, and images in dance and processes and effects of aesthetic ideology. Through large and small group discussions, video analyses of various dance styles and genres, critical writings and reflections, concert attendances, field observations, and creative movement and analytical experiences, students come to know that a critical analysis of how and what dance means constitutes a particular politics of sociocultural interpretation. Students also come to understand that the various ways in which interpretations are made are socially constructed and constituted in the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors we hold and in our definition and treatment of ourselves and others.

Cross-listed with KNH. IIB, H.

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