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What reaction do you think viewers would have and how might it impact them?

Dance is a medium for religious experience, communication, expression and connection to realms with which many people long to interact. Our class will endeavor into research regarding western philosophical traditions and a wide range of cultural dance practices in order to theorize the potentiality that dancing as a paradigm has to offer studies of culture and religion. Dance is present in the religion of many cultures around the world. Dance has been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebration, and religion since the earliest of human civilizations. This research paper will allow us to trace the history of a chosen religious dance; identifying its connection to a deity (or many deities), its impact on culture and communities, past and present, and the value of dance among its members.
Goal:
Students must generate and communicate ideas that they have formulated concerning a specific religious dance. Students will need to gather and assess information pertaining to the dance and then combine, change, or reapply existing information in the form of written communication (research paper). Students must demonstrate intercultural competence and knowledge of civic responsibilities, social engagement, and the ability to evaluate choices, actions and consequences, as related to ethical decision-making by answering the provided research questions.
Research Questions:
How does this form of dance impact the followers of the religion? Do you find it to be an inclusive or exclusive practice within the religious community? Give examples that demonstrate this feeling of inclusion or exclusion.
Describe the different capacities in which this dance is currently performed-in both religious and secular contexts. Research to find how these juxtaposed performances are valued (devalued) by members of the community. Consider this, would you participate in this dance if you were a member of this community? Why or why not? If you visited the area, would you attend one of the performances as a tourist? Why or why not?
Does this particular dance have a greater impact on this culture, including non-believers or followers of other religions within the same region? Do you believe the practice of this dance either creates tension or builds bridges between this religious culture and others? Why or why not?
How does this dance and its accompanying music compare to that of another religion? Are there similarities in ceremony, practice or tradition? What is the greatest contrast between these two dances? Do you believe one is more beneficial for its community that the other? Why or why not?
How do you think this dance would be received on our campus at TJC? What reaction do you think viewers would have and how might it impact them? If you learned the choreography, would you participate in the dance?
Additional Requirements
This paper MUST include a Works Cited page, using Chicago style standards, with a minimum of eight total sources used. Sources should be cited on the Works Cited page AND using parenthetical citations (putting the source information and page number or date after each quote or reference). Please consult the Purdue Writing Lab Links to an external site.for more information on this! University sites, major news-media sites, professional corporation sites, and academic societies should be consulted, along with any peer-reviewed resources. Websites should NOT be the only sources used.
There is not a defined length requirement, but successful papers using 8 verified sources are generally a minimum of 5-6 pages in length. Papers should be typed in 12pt font and double-spaced, including the following heading and in the upper-left hand corner and title below:
[First Name][Last Name]
DANC 1305-[Section Number]
[Fall/Spring, Year]
Religion & Dance Final Research Paper: [Name of Chosen Dance]
Focus of Research:
Students will choose ONE of the following religious dances:
Bharatanatyam
You will research the caste system associated with this religions dance, its history, deities connected with it, the culture it effects currently and in the past, training, current trends and the impact it has on its religious believers/followers. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper. Mossi
The Mossi are located in Burkina Faso, in sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike other groups in Africa whose traditional religions have been supplanted by Islam and Christianity, seventy percent of the Mossi people follow their traditional religion. “Wende’” is their creator. Different styles of dress, make-up, masks and dance connect them to their god and to their deceased. You will research the culture, how they connect with their deities, dances associated with religion and history. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
The Zar Ritual
Dance can function as a healing power through worship. The Zar is a ritual to rid women of troublesome jinn. Practiced in North American Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the Nile region, the zar is a healing rite in which maladies, caused by possession by “zar” spirits are cured through music, dancing and sacrificial feasts. You will focus your research on women in this culture as compared to your own, discuss how this effects your own ideas of dance and religion and the impact this has on its believers within the same region and other regions. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
Native American Dances Related to Worship
“Although Europeans colonists called the Americas the ‘New World’, it was a long-established domain of the Lakota Sioux and other First Nation people. Followers believed that by dancing the Ghost Dance, they could resume their indigenous ways; their ancestors and the buffalo would return, and white people would be obliterated. “
–Patricia Beaman
Many religious and spiritual dances are associated with this culture and impact our own culture’s past and present. You will research the connection of the original Native American culture, their religion, spiritual connection to the earth and their ancestors, and the impact colonists had on their way of life that changed our own country today. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
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Assessment:
This final paper constitutes 10% of the student’s overall academic grade. Drafts will be submitted twice during the semester prior to the final submission for evaluation and feedback from the course instructor. The final essay will be evaluated through rubrics based on General Education Core objectives with focus on:
Critical thinking skills-Generate and communicate ideas by combining, changing or reapplying existing information.
Communication (Writing) Skills- Develop, interpret and express ideas through written communication (including organization, clarity purpose, details, grammar, and spelling.)
Social Responsibility-Demonstrate intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility and engagement in the campus, regional, national, or global communities.
Personal Responsibility- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate choices, actions, and consequences as related to ethical decision making.

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Is the author’s interpretation convincing?

Writing a precis paper 1,000-words (double-spaced pages) in which you draw on course readings and discussions to aid your review of the book.
Assignments, will not be accepted late. You are free to structure your paper as you wish, but they may include:
üA brief analysis of the book- What are the main arguments being made? What are the strengths and weaknesses? Is the author’s interpretation convincing? What other interpretations might be made?
üA discussion of the relationship between the book and other readings from the module.
üRelating the book to current or historical events.
üIn-text Citations and Reference list.

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Is the author’s interpretation convincing?

Writing a precis paper 1,000-words (double-spaced pages) in which you draw on course readings and discussions to aid your review of the book.
Assignments, will not be accepted late. You are free to structure your paper as you wish, but they may include:
üA brief analysis of the book- What are the main arguments being made? What are the strengths and weaknesses? Is the author’s interpretation convincing? What other interpretations might be made?
üA discussion of the relationship between the book and other readings from the module.
üRelating the book to current or historical events.
üIn-text Citations and Reference list.

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Dance

What reaction do you think viewers would have and how might it impact them?

Dance is a medium for religious experience, communication, expression and connection to realms with which many people long to interact. Our class will endeavor into research regarding western philosophical traditions and a wide range of cultural dance practices in order to theorize the potentiality that dancing as a paradigm has to offer studies of culture and religion. Dance is present in the religion of many cultures around the world. Dance has been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebration, and religion since the earliest of human civilizations. This research paper will allow us to trace the history of a chosen religious dance; identifying its connection to a deity (or many deities), its impact on culture and communities, past and present, and the value of dance among its members.
Goal:
Students must generate and communicate ideas that they have formulated concerning a specific religious dance. Students will need to gather and assess information pertaining to the dance and then combine, change, or reapply existing information in the form of written communication (research paper). Students must demonstrate intercultural competence and knowledge of civic responsibilities, social engagement, and the ability to evaluate choices, actions and consequences, as related to ethical decision-making by answering the provided research questions.
Research Questions:
How does this form of dance impact the followers of the religion? Do you find it to be an inclusive or exclusive practice within the religious community? Give examples that demonstrate this feeling of inclusion or exclusion.
Describe the different capacities in which this dance is currently performed-in both religious and secular contexts. Research to find how these juxtaposed performances are valued (devalued) by members of the community. Consider this, would you participate in this dance if you were a member of this community? Why or why not? If you visited the area, would you attend one of the performances as a tourist? Why or why not?
Does this particular dance have a greater impact on this culture, including non-believers or followers of other religions within the same region? Do you believe the practice of this dance either creates tension or builds bridges between this religious culture and others? Why or why not?
How does this dance and its accompanying music compare to that of another religion? Are there similarities in ceremony, practice or tradition? What is the greatest contrast between these two dances? Do you believe one is more beneficial for its community that the other? Why or why not?
How do you think this dance would be received on our campus at TJC? What reaction do you think viewers would have and how might it impact them? If you learned the choreography, would you participate in the dance?
Additional Requirements
This paper MUST include a Works Cited page, using Chicago style standards, with a minimum of eight total sources used. Sources should be cited on the Works Cited page AND using parenthetical citations (putting the source information and page number or date after each quote or reference). Please consult the Purdue Writing Lab Links to an external site.for more information on this! University sites, major news-media sites, professional corporation sites, and academic societies should be consulted, along with any peer-reviewed resources. Websites should NOT be the only sources used.
There is not a defined length requirement, but successful papers using 8 verified sources are generally a minimum of 5-6 pages in length. Papers should be typed in 12pt font and double-spaced, including the following heading and in the upper-left hand corner and title below:
[First Name][Last Name]
DANC 1305-[Section Number]
[Fall/Spring, Year]
Religion & Dance Final Research Paper: [Name of Chosen Dance]
Focus of Research:
Students will choose ONE of the following religious dances:
Bharatanatyam
You will research the caste system associated with this religions dance, its history, deities connected with it, the culture it effects currently and in the past, training, current trends and the impact it has on its religious believers/followers. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper. Mossi
The Mossi are located in Burkina Faso, in sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike other groups in Africa whose traditional religions have been supplanted by Islam and Christianity, seventy percent of the Mossi people follow their traditional religion. “Wende’” is their creator. Different styles of dress, make-up, masks and dance connect them to their god and to their deceased. You will research the culture, how they connect with their deities, dances associated with religion and history. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
The Zar Ritual
Dance can function as a healing power through worship. The Zar is a ritual to rid women of troublesome jinn. Practiced in North American Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the Nile region, the zar is a healing rite in which maladies, caused by possession by “zar” spirits are cured through music, dancing and sacrificial feasts. You will focus your research on women in this culture as compared to your own, discuss how this effects your own ideas of dance and religion and the impact this has on its believers within the same region and other regions. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
Native American Dances Related to Worship
“Although Europeans colonists called the Americas the ‘New World’, it was a long-established domain of the Lakota Sioux and other First Nation people. Followers believed that by dancing the Ghost Dance, they could resume their indigenous ways; their ancestors and the buffalo would return, and white people would be obliterated. “
–Patricia Beaman
Many religious and spiritual dances are associated with this culture and impact our own culture’s past and present. You will research the connection of the original Native American culture, their religion, spiritual connection to the earth and their ancestors, and the impact colonists had on their way of life that changed our own country today. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
————————————————————————————————————–
Assessment:
This final paper constitutes 10% of the student’s overall academic grade. Drafts will be submitted twice during the semester prior to the final submission for evaluation and feedback from the course instructor. The final essay will be evaluated through rubrics based on General Education Core objectives with focus on:
Critical thinking skills-Generate and communicate ideas by combining, changing or reapplying existing information.
Communication (Writing) Skills- Develop, interpret and express ideas through written communication (including organization, clarity purpose, details, grammar, and spelling.)
Social Responsibility-Demonstrate intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility and engagement in the campus, regional, national, or global communities.
Personal Responsibility- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate choices, actions, and consequences as related to ethical decision making.

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Does this particular dance have a greater impact on this culture, including non-believers or followers of other religions within the same region?

Dance is a medium for religious experience, communication, expression and connection to realms with which many people long to interact. Our class will endeavor into research regarding western philosophical traditions and a wide range of cultural dance practices in order to theorize the potentiality that dancing as a paradigm has to offer studies of culture and religion.
Dance is present in the religion of many cultures around the world. Dance has been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebration, and religion since the earliest of human civilizations. This research paper will allow us to trace the history of a chosen religious dance; identifying its connection to a deity (or many deities), its impact on culture and communities, past and present, and the value of dance among its members.
Goal:
Students must generate and communicate ideas that they have formulated concerning a specific religious dance. Students will need to gather and assess information pertaining to the dance and then combine, change, or reapply existing information in the form of written communication (research paper). Students must demonstrate intercultural competence and knowledge of civic responsibilities, social engagement, and the ability to evaluate choices, actions and consequences, as related to ethical decision-making by answering the provided research questions.
Research Questions:
How does this form of dance impact the followers of the religion? Do you find it to be an inclusive or exclusive practice within the religious community? Give examples that demonstrate this feeling of inclusion or exclusion.
Describe the different capacities in which this dance is currently performed-in both religious and secular contexts. Research to find how these juxtaposed performances are valued (devalued) by members of the community. Consider this, would you participate in this dance if you were a member of this community? Why or why not? If you visited the area, would you attend one of the performances as a tourist? Why or why not?
Does this particular dance have a greater impact on this culture, including non-believers or followers of other religions within the same region? Do you believe the practice of this dance either creates tension or builds bridges between this religious culture and others? Why or why not?
How does this dance and its accompanying music compare to that of another religion? Are there similarities in ceremony, practice or tradition? What is the greatest contrast between these two dances? Do you believe one is more beneficial for its community that the other? Why or why not?
How do you think this dance would be received on our campus at TJC? What reaction do you think viewers would have and how might it impact them? If you learned the choreography, would you participate in the dance?
Additional Requirements
This paper MUST include a Works Cited page, using Chicago style standards, with a minimum of eight total sources used. Sources should be cited on the Works Cited page AND using parenthetical citations (putting the source information and page number or date after each quote or reference). Please consult the Purdue Writing Lab Links to an external site.for more information on this! University sites, major news-media sites, professional corporation sites, and academic societies should be consulted, along with any peer-reviewed resources. Websites should NOT be the only sources used.
There is not a defined length requirement, but successful papers using 8 verified sources are generally a minimum of 5-6 pages in length. Papers should be typed in 12pt font and double-spaced, including the following heading and in the upper-left hand corner and title below:
[First Name][Last Name]
DANC 1305-[Section Number]
[Fall/Spring, Year]
Religion & Dance Final Research Paper: [Name of Chosen Dance]
Focus of Research:
Students will choose ONE of the following religious dances:
Bharatanatyam
You will research the caste system associated with this religions dance, its history, deities connected with it, the culture it effects currently and in the past, training, current trends and the impact it has on its religious believers/followers. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
Mossi
The Mossi are located in Burkina Faso, in sub-Saharan Africa. Unlike other groups in Africa whose traditional religions have been supplanted by Islam and Christianity, seventy percent of the Mossi people follow their traditional religion. “Wende’” is their creator. Different styles of dress, make-up, masks and dance connect them to their god and to their deceased. You will research the culture, how they connect with their deities, dances associated with religion and history. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
The Zar Ritual
Dance can function as a healing power through worship. The Zar is a ritual to rid women of troublesome jinn. Practiced in North American Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the Nile region, the zar is a healing rite in which maladies, caused by possession by “zar” spirits are cured through music, dancing and sacrificial feasts. You will focus your research on women in this culture as compared to your own, discuss how this effects your own ideas of dance and religion and the impact this has on its believers within the same region and other regions. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
Native American Dances Related to Worship
“Although Europeans colonists called the Americas the ‘New World’, it was a long-established domain of the Lakota Sioux and other First Nation people. Followers believed that by dancing the Ghost Dance, they could resume their indigenous ways; their ancestors and the buffalo would return, and white people would be obliterated. “
–Patricia Beaman
Many religious and spiritual dances are associated with this culture and impact our own culture’s past and present. You will research the connection of the original Native American culture, their religion, spiritual connection to the earth and their ancestors, and the impact colonists had on their way of life that changed our own country today. You will also include all of the preceeding requirements for the paper.
————————————————————————————————————–
Assessment:
This final paper constitutes 10% of the student’s overall academic grade. publishs will be submitted twice during the semester prior to the final submission for evaluation and feedback from the course instructor. The final essay will be evaluated through rubrics based on General Education Core objectives with focus on:
Critical thinking skills-Generate and communicate ideas by combining, changing or reapplying existing information.
Communication (Writing) Skills- Develop, interpret and express ideas through written communication (including organization, clarity purpose, details, grammar, and spelling.)
Social Responsibility-Demonstrate intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility and engagement in the campus, regional, national, or global communities.
Personal Responsibility- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate choices, actions, and consequences as related to ethical decision making.

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Watch the above video links and then review the resources link that can help you gain more general knowledge for your critique.

Watch the above video links and then review the resources link that can help you gain more general knowledge for your critique. Then write a three paragraph critique using the Mini Video Critique Guidelines .
Make sure you included the piece information listed above about the piece in the opening paragraph. Also remember that your readers have NOT seen this piece so do your best to describe it to them within your critique. Use the information you have learned in your lectures and readings to help support your thoughts.

A Beginner’s Guide to Busby Berkeley


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Busby-Berkeley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_High_(1931_film)

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Discuss the genre of music and the relationship it had to the choreography

LBCC Dance Concert Critique Guidelines: (NO OTHER Movies, Videos or YouTube Videos are permitted for this assignment)
To successfully complete the Dance Concert Critique assignment, please attend the LBCC Dance Concert in the Auditorium on November 10th at 7pm or November 12th at 1pm or 7pm.
If you are unable to attend, please send me a Canvas message requesting permission to use the link below. Requests must be submitted 7 days prior to the concert date.
l am including a link an LBCC Dance Concert. Please write the Dance concert Critique assignment using the guidelines posted and submit on time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RicZxJiOd-0&t=180s (Links to an external site.)
Three (3) page (1,500 words) critique assignment must be typed. Students are required to write about the FIRST and the LAST piece and any three other dance pieces of your choice. This means that students are required to write about FIVE dances in total. Student work will be graded on content, grammar, spelling and completion of the assignment. Seek help at the Writing and Reading Center for writing assistance. For Extra Credit submissions, approval for the performance you plan to observe must be obtained through Professor Powell via CANVAS, at least one week prior to the performance. Include a link or details of the performance with your request.
Be sure to spell check your work for grammatical and sentence structure errors. If you need writing assistance, please seek help! Points will be deducted for grammar, sentence structure, spelling and subject-verb agreement errors.
In essay form, choose five (5) of the pieces in the Dance concert that have affected you the most. The paper should be written as if the reader has not seen the concert. Your paper should include an introduction, strong dance analysis and a thorough conclusion. REMEMBER: You MUST write about the FIRST and the LAST piece and any three other Dance pieces of your choice.
When writing about a piece of choreography, in “ESSAY FORM” include the following: Do not submit bullet points or write an outline. Your paper should be in an essay format with an Introduction, 5 piece critique and a solid conclusion.
Title of the Piece in italics and discuss the choreographer’s intent or theme of the piece (narrative/abstract).
Discuss the technique or movement style used in the piece (ballet, jazz, modern)
Discuss the genre of music and the relationship it had to the choreography
Explain how the costumes were appropriate to the piece (color, texture, design).
Comment on the lighting, sets, or props if applicable.
Describe the use of movement vocabulary, stage space, floor patterns, exits & entrances. Use dance vocabulary and steps learned in the lecture notes, textbook and video materials.
Discuss the high point (climax) of the piece. Did it work? How did resolve?
Comment on the dancers’ performance and execution of the movement.
Your conclusion should tie all of your thoughts together and may include suggestions for improvement or give praise as appropriate.
NO LATE OR HANDWRITTEN PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Attention Choreographers and Performers: If you perform or choreograph in the Dance concert you may NOT critique that Dance concert to write your paper. You must critique another college or professional dance concert to complete the assignment. Students may submit this paper at any time during the semester on or before the due date.

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Answer 2 out of the 3 essay prompts below by providing a clear, thoughtful, and debatable claim.

DANC 280 Answer 2 out of the 3 essay prompts below by providing a clear, thoughtful, and debatable claim. Be sure to provide reasons and evidence for your position by referring to the readings, viewings, and in-class activities. Requirements: Each essay response should be a minimum of 500 and no more than 750 words Each essay response should include at least 3 citations in MLA format Use MLA format, written in 12-point font with double spacing and 1 inch margins. Essay Prompts: (Answer only 2) 1. How is dance a form of cultural knowledge and expression? 2. How does globalization challenge or shift the authenticity, tradition, and locality of dance traditions? 3. How does dance connect us deeper to ourselves, each other, and our surroundings? below are articles to use as evidence

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How does dance connect us deeper to ourselves, each other, and our surroundings?

DANC 280
Answer 2 out of the 3 essay prompts below by providing a clear, thoughtful, and debatable claim. Be sure to provide reasons and evidence for your position by referring to the readings, viewings, and in-class activities.
Requirements:
Each essay response should be a minimum of 500 and no more than 750 words
Each essay response should include at least 3 citations in MLA format
Use MLA format, written in 12-point font with double spacing and 1 inch margins.
Essay Prompts: (Answer only 2)
1. How is dance a form of cultural knowledge and expression?
2. How does globalization challenge or shift the authenticity, tradition, and locality of dance traditions?
3. How does dance connect us deeper to ourselves, each other, and our surroundings?
below are articles to use as evidence

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Samba- how did samba become brazil’s national dance

Samba- How did samba become Brazil’s National Dance
Origins of Samba dance and its African influences
Samba Schools in Rio de Janeiro- – How are they organized and judged
Comparison of the Samba schools in Rio vs. Blocos and Afroxe’s of Bahia, Brazil
This paper should be 3-5 pages in length, typed and double-spaced. The student is free to choose from among the suggested topics listed above,