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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PMA 3227 - Global Dance II

(crosslisted) VISST 3227  
(HB) (LA-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits.

B. Suber.

This course maintains a critical focus on the role of the moving body in the history of dance offering comparisons in theatre, film and other forms of media and live performance. Moving from the 16th century to present day, particular attention will be directed to the use of abstraction versus narrative and the role of process in the creation of body-centered works. Working both chronologically and conceptually, topics such as utopia, narrative impulse, technology, comparative modernities, political and social theory will enter the discussion. Attendance to live performance, film screenings, music concerts, museum visits and architectural and urban site visits will be required. (HTC)



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