Dance 272PM - Dance and Culture: 'Dance and Payatt Movement Across the Diaspora'

Dance&Payatt Mvmt/Asian Dias.

Chavi Bansal

TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM;TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM

Mount Holyoke College
Kendall Hall/Sports Complex STTH;Kendall Hall/Sports Complex 130
This course offers an in-depth exploration of Kalaripayattu, an ancient Indian martial art, and its diverse influences on movement arts worldwide. Through research and practical application, students will delve into the intricate techniques, philosophical foundations, and therapeutic potential of this dynamic practice, tracing the rich lineage and global journey from Kalaripayattu's originals in Kerala, India, to its impact on worldwide modern dance, healing arts practices, Kung Fu styles in China and the broader narrative of Asian martial arts. Equipped with practical techniques, philosophical insights, and a broader movement vocabulary, students will leave the course better positioned for their own expressive and dynamic journey in contemporary dance, classical forms, or therapeutic practices.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.