DRAM S-181 Street Dance Activism
This performance-based course explores the creation and implementation of street dance activism as an expression and means of bodily healing, spiritual transcendence, and critical engagement with Black liberation struggles past, present, and future. Participating in the global dance meditation for Black liberation—which features embodied meditation and movement sessions led by Black, indigenous, people of color, and queer guides from multiple wisdom traditions and healing practices—students explore various healing modalities and somatic approaches, grassroots storytelling, and modes of resistance. Students are encouraged to draw on their own personal stories and experiences as they connect to the goals and themes of the course, which culminates with a community gathering that features short documentaries of student group projects. All students are welcome; no previous dance experience is required.