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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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33-1341 West African Dance Technique I


This course will engage foundational techniques, terminology, and history common to traditional West African Dances, primarily those derived from the Old Mali Empire. Developmental exercises will condition the body and refine the ear for the polycentric and polyrhythmic requirements of the forms. Students will learn rhythms (steps) that integrate polycentric somatic forms in space with polyrhythmic patterns in time and emphasize grounded stance and appropriate use of alignment. All African dance classes have live percussion accompaniment.

1 Credits Repeatable
PREREQUISITES: 33-1212 Intro to Dance Technique II  or 33-1311 Modern Technique I  or 33-2312 Modern Technique II 



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