Can we investigate and understand historical moments and social movements through a study of dancing bodies? In this unit we will be looking at popular dance practices in western cultures over time. From the Charleston, the Lindy and Jive, through musical comedy and jazz, to gogo, disco and hip hop we will develop an understanding of the relationship between movement, music, time and place. This will be done through a combination of observation and practical participation. No previous dance training is required.
1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr workshop/week
1x1000wd Essay (40%), 1x3500wd Essay (60%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Theatre and Performance StudiesProhibitions