EDR5410EN - Trends and Methods in Folk and Classical Theatre

Course description

Classical and Folk theatre forms in India serve as an affirmation of long-established beliefs but are considered the best means of reaching the masses (particularly more rural-oriented groups) when a new message needs to be given. A great deal of experimentation has been carried out with these forms, particularly by development and health organizations. In India, several Christian groups have utilized classical dance forms, such as Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, to tell a gospel story. While the attempts met with animosity from the church, the general populace responded positively, with many turning to Christ, including the dancers themselves. 

Credit hours
3 hours
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* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Julisa Rowe, Senior Professor of Ethnodramatology