DANC 038. Performing Ecstasy Dancing the Sacred
(Cross-listed as RELG 042 )
By locating the sacred in the experiences of ecstatic dance and music, the course will specifically examine the evolution of Bhakti (Hindu) and Sufi religious practices from ritual to performance art. By exploring the sacred in relation to social processes of culture and their transformations, it will connect the sacred not only to history, tradition, ritual, spirituality and subjectivity but also to national identity, commodity and tourism in contemporary culture.
This is a reading and writing intensive course.
Eligible for ASIA, GSST
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program
Check the Fall 2020 Schedule of Courses
Check the Spring 2021 Schedule of Courses