Course Description

Course Name

Traditional Dances of Chile

Session: VVPS1121

Hours & Credits

38

Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

High Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of three semesters (or five quarters) at the college level.

Overview

Danzas Tradicionales de ChileMUS 084

I. OBJECTIVES

To teach students about the background and practice of traditional Chilean dances.

II. CONTENTS

1. La Zamacueca: National dance
2. Cachimbo: Tarapaqueña Dance
3. Cielito: Historical dance
4. Sau-Sau: Popular dance from Easter Island (1936-1970)

III. DEVELOPMENT- INTRODUCTION

1. What we mean by traditional dance
2. Category for its study
a. The medium
b. Etymology
c. Origin
d. Function
e. Validity
f. Text
g. Musical components
h. Choreography: floor designs
i. Style: Expression
j. Accompanying instruments

IV. ACTIVITIES

Practice of steps
Transcription of melodies
Drawing choreographic schemes

V. EVALUATION

Average of partial grades 30%
Average of ?integral? grades 40%
Cumulative exam 30% (at the end of the semester)

VI. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Plabo Garrido, ?Historia de la Cueca.? Ed. Universitarias de Valparaíso, 1979.
Margot Loyola, ?Bailes de Tierra en Chile.? Ed. Universitarias de Valpso. 80.
Ramón Cambell. ?La Herencia Musical de Rapanui.? Ed. Andrés Bello.

*Course content subject to change