Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa

RELIGION 244

Dance and dance-theatre forms in relation to religious beliefs, concepts, and mystic practices within Asian and African cultures. How religion shapes the way the body is perceived, and how spiritual power and energy is symbolically transmitted to the dancer through religious practices. Impact of colonialism and globalization on traditional religious performances. Instructors: Shah and Vinesett
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 222
  • DANCE 367
  • ICS 214
Typically Offered
Occasionally