2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DANC 260 - Hip Hop Dance and Culture

Unit(s): 4

This is a course in critical thinking, movement and engagement with Hip Hop Culture, understood as an American experience defined by the oppressed. We will begin by considering the social conditions that gave rise to this community, and the art and aesthetics that defined its movement innovations and musical styles. We will then explore the commercialization and globalization of Hip Hop, the ways in which Hip Hop speaks to youth and speaks about oppression, violence, identity, culture, and power, and how Hip Hop is a form of cultural politics and activism toward social justice through the body. The course includes reading, video viewing, live performance attendance, and studio exercises. Students will also share in the cultural practices of the Bay Area Hip Hop community. No prior dance experience is required.

College of Arts and Sciences

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