American Indian Arts in Performance

Description: Seminar, four hours. Acquisition of awareness and sensitivity to dynamic contexts within Native American worlds of performance and material culture and development of ability to focus on them and learn to conduct research on them. Examination of wide range of American Indian art and craft traditions within fullest possible range of such contexts, with performance given its most generous definition. Study of spectrum of genres, including architecture, social and dance regalia, masks, and utilitarian material culture, to investigate how such items play their part and come alive through movement, sound, spoken word, silence, and even dreams and visions. Concurrently scheduled with course C138. S/U or letter grading.

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