African Studies | Topics in African Studies
L400 | 29322 | Yaro, Abdou


POPULAR FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICAN DANCE

This course will focus on various anatomically sound and efficient
movements associated with such popular dances as Coupé décalé,
Bobaraba, Mbalakh, Zouglou among others that have become in vogue in
Francophone West Africa. Emphasis will be on endurance, joint
mobility, aesthetic, and technical dance skills employed in the
dance act, dance technique, improvisation and choreography.
The socio-cultural implications of the dance will also be
synthesized and analyzed.