Connecting NC State courses with the arts: The Dance Program

Contact Amy Sawyers-Williams in the Office of Arts Outreach & Engagement to set up a connection (e.g. offer extra credit for your students who attend a virtual workshop)! acsawyer@ncsu.edu

Virtual Masterclass: Afro Latin Fusion with Bianca Medina

March 11

6-7:15PM

This class will explore Afro Latin social or traditional movement, explore the inherent connection to the Earth in both the dances of Afro Latin Diaspora and in Modern Release, and draw from my personal movement research of the intersection of the two. As an example of someone who is merging the dances of my (latinx) culture with modern dance to formulate my personal artistic research, I’d love to encourage students to find power in uniting, rather than compartmentalizing, their identity, culture, and politics with their dance making towards the evolution of their personal narratives as artists.

Level: All Levels

Class Connections:

  • AFS 346 Black Popular Culture
  • AFS 241 Introduction to African American Studies
  • ANT 252 Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 325 Andean South America
  • ANT 395 Culture in Latin America
  • ANT 411 Anthropological Theory
  • COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 392 International Crosscultural Communication
  • COM 417 Advance Topics (Communication and Race)
  • HI 216 Latin America Since 1827

Past Events

Virtual Masterclass: Beginning Belly Dance

February 18

6-7:15PM

Via Zoom Join Li for shimmies, hip drops, and more as you learn to match classic bellydance movements to Egyptian rhythms like the Masmoudi Kabir, Baladi, Maqsum, and Saidi. Each of these rhythms has a particular flavor, character, and history, so have fun, exercise, and learn about history and music all at once! 

Class Connections:

  • ANT 252 Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 411 Anthropological Theory
  • COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 392 International Cross cultural Communication
  • COM 417 Advance Topics (Communication and Race)
  • FLA 102 Beginning Arabic
  • FLA 330 Media Arabic
  • HI 207 Ancient Mediterranean World