College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2021  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

DANC 049D. Dance Performance Repertory: Swarthmore Taiko Ensemble

Taiko is an energetic neo-folk drumming art stemming from Japan and its postwar diaspora.  Emphasizing choreographic, embodied approaches, members learn contemporary and folk-based repertory from Japan and the international community, culminating in end-of-semester performances.  Through taiko, members hone intense physicality and musicianship, perseverance, mindfulness, cooperation, responsibility, creativity, and an appreciation for Japanese and Asian American cultures.

No prior experience required.

Video viewings, readings, and performance attendance.  1~2 short papers (academic credit).

A dance technique course taken concurrently is highly recommended.

Graded CR/NC.
0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2021. Small.
Fall 2021. Small.
Spring 2022. Small.
Fall 2022. Small.
Spring 2023. Small.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
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