Five College Consortium

ADV ST. HIST & AESTHETC: SALSA

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
377
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores a specific idea, concept, period, person or event important in the history and/or aesthetics of dance. Topics vary depending on the instructor’s research and expertise. Enrollment limited to 20.: This course promotes theoretical and embodied knowledge of salsa through seminar sessions and dance lessons. It examines the literature on salsa, cutting across the fields of history, anthropology, musicology and cultural studies. Readings, documentaries, class discussions and research assignments situate salsa as an expression of Latino, Caribbean and Latin American cultures, but also as a global product through which dancers and musicians perform notions of gender, ethnicity, ideology, nationality and transnationalism. Theoretical discussions are paired with dance lessons that familiarize students with salsa technique and foster an Afro-Caribbean approach to musicality, expressivity and improvisation. No previous dance experience is required.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30785-S18

Course Sections

ADV ST. HIST & AESTHETC: SALSA
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lester Tomé ltome@smith.edu M 07:00-10:00 THEATR 207A