Afro-Brazilian Dance (B)
Winter 2015 quarter
Accompanied by live drumming, we will learn dances originating in Africa and migrating to Brazil during slavery. We will dance to the driving, rapturous beat from Brazil known as samba. For the people of the villages surrounding Rio de Janeiro, samba is considered their most intense, unambivalent joy. In addition, we will dance and sing to contemporary cross-cultural beat from Bahia: Samba-Reggae and the Candomble religious dances of the Orixas. We will also learn dances from other regions of Brazil, such as Baiao, Frevo and Maracatu.
Fields of Study
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Weekend
Advertised schedule: 12-2p Sat. First meeting will be Saturday January 10, 12:00 (noon), in COM 209.
Final Schedule and Room Assignment
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No Required Online Learning