From Ritual to Reggae: Don't Give up the
- 75 US dollars$75
This movement-based dance history class incorporates a scholarly historical approach with enjoyable movement workshops to examine the legacy and transformations of traditional African forms, with emphasis on dance styles of Jamaica. The history of struggle, suffering and persevering is reflected in the dance and music of the island, from rituals inherited from Africa, to the rich and “rough and ready” forms of current “DJ stylee,” to reggae, dancehall and the music. Currently these Jamaican art forms heavily influence musical and dance styles worldwide -- from Ska to Old School Hip Hop. The class will cover both classic and modern stage dances, as well as past and current folk forms of Jamaican dance and we will use readings, videos, music and movement, to trace the evolution and effects of rich Jamaican dances.
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA