University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Simone Ferro
Associate Professor
MFA Program Director
Department of Dance
Phone: 414-229-4178
Fax: 414-229-3335
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UWM in New Orleans: UWinteriM 2011

Dance 319

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an  opportunity to explore interdisciplinary and foundational learning  experiences in the areas of dance through a site-specific trip to New  Orleans. This includes all aspects of dance, including music, art,  religion, historical and social context and production.  Students will  have the opportunity to examine how New Orleans, fragmented by  Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is rediscovering the artistic roots that  once bound their community together. It will be a reflection on  centuries-old traditions and how the impact of these natural  catastrophes changed local artistic communities.


Course Syllabus