College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

DANC 057. 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. 
2 PE or .5 academic credit (2 short papers)
Graded CR/NC.

Recommendations: Students already enrolled in DANC 049D. Swarthmore Taiko Ensemble (also known as 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 the ensemble course in a later semester.

0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for ASIA
Fall 2023. Evans.
Spring 2024. Small.
Fall 2024. Staff.
Spring 2025. Staff.
Fall 2025. Staff.
Spring 2026. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
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