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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Capturing Culture through Dance: Incorporating African Asethetics into Modern Dance

The researcher will discuss incorporating African asethetics into Modern dance including: a) explaining the history, asethetics, and cultural background of African and Modern dance; b) extracting the similarities between both African and Modern dance; c) discussing how African American choreographers capture both movement asethetics into their choreographies such as Katherine Dunham; and d) sharing her dancers' experience working with her, as well as her own experiences going through the process of choreographing a dance that fuses African asethetics into modern or contemporary dance.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Maattchaas Holmes (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Strasser Dance Studio Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm Session III