DANC 057. Dance Technique: Taiko I

Taiko I introduces us to Taiko drumming, an energetic neo-folk art stemming from Japan and its postwar diaspora.  Taiko emphasizes drumming as choreographic and embodied.  Through games, drills, and repertory excerpts focused on kata/form and upper-lower body coordination, we will simultaneously cultivate physical and musical skills grounded in Japanese and international taiko culture and history.

Possible video viewing and performance attendance. Two short papers (academic credit).

Graded CR/NC.

Recommendations: Students already enrolled in DANC 049D. Dance Repertory: Taiko are highly encouraged wherein possible to take this course concurrently, or, as a means of maintaining proficiency if intending to re-enroll in DANC 049D. Dance Repertory: Taiko in a later semester.
0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2021. Small.
Fall 2021. Small.
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Fall 2022. Small.
Spring 2023. Small.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program

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