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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Dancing for War: A Blend of Two Contrasts

War is the reciprocal and violent application of force. Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, with no relationship existing between these two. This presentation seeks to explore the blend of dance and its purpose before and after war in Africa. The presentation seeks to discover why the dance art has become useful for a violent act in the war front of the people of Africa and what it meant to them. The presentation will close with a showing of an African War dance.

Presenters: Jason Aryeh (Graduate Student)
Madia Cooper (Graduate Student)
Kathleen Diehl (Graduate Student)
Leanne Rinelli (Graduate Student)
Rebecca Sproul (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Dance Theater
Time: 11:30 am (Session II)