UW–Madison Course with Michele Byrd-McPhee

Group of dancers in motion on a black stageHip-Hop Culture, Women & the World: A Movement & Lecture Course

Course: Integrated Arts 310/610 (3 cr.) or Integrated Arts 330 (1 cr.)
Course Number: 72310/72332
Day/Time: Wednesdays / 2:15–4:05 p.m. Wednesdays will be synchronous (required time), and the rest of the course will be online.
Credits: 1 or 3 | Counts toward technique requirements for Dance majors
Location: Held remotely
Limit: 20 students across any discipline.
Prereq: None. No dance training is necessary.

Non UW-Madison students will need to apply in advance for special (non-degree) student access at: acsss.wisc.edu/special-student-types/

Description: Students will examine the roots of Hip-Hop culture and its current place as a global phenomenon with a specific focus on the history, contributions, and experiences of women in Hip-Hop. This course is a combination of movement and lecture.

The course will explore race, class, gender, sexuality, and politics through the lens of Hip-Hop culture. Students will engage with artists using visual art, spoken word, music, dance, and technology. This course will debunk perceptions and question students’ understanding of Hip-Hop culture. It will provide an introduction to the theory, practice, aesthetics, and historical foundations of Hip-Hop dance.

Guest artists include spoken word and recording artist Ursula Rucker; dancer, dance educator, and scholar LaTasha Barnes; curator, filmmaker, writer, and director of BlackStar festival Maori Holmes; and visual artist and graphic designer Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson.

Download the course flyer (PDF).

Image: Loreto Jamling.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact iarp@arts.wisc.edu.