Dance and Society

Course Title

Dance and Society

Course Code


Type of Course

Compulsory Elective Course, 5 hours/week (3 theory+2 workshop)

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Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and comprehension of the role of dancing in the configuration of collectiveness in modern Greek reality.

Application and analysis of case studies.

Synthesis of observations, aiming at evaluation and interpretation.

Teaching Approach

Interactive method using audiovisual material
Experiential approach

Prerequisite Courses

Dance and Greek Traditional Culture

Recommended Courses in the Curriculum

Anthropology of Music
Perspectives in the Study of Greek Traditional Music I- III
Music  Identities
Dance and Greek Traditional Culture

Course Content

Cultural context as it derives from its casuistry in Greek dances. Social functioning.

Recommended Bibliography

Lawler L. B. The Dance in Ancient Greece, Wesleyan, 1978

Παναγιωτοπούλου Α., Ελληνικός χορός, το χορολογικό φαινόμενο της επαρχίας Δωρίδας, Τέλεθρον, Αθήνα 1995

Σαχινίδης Κ., Κοινωνική λειτουργία του παραδοσιακού χορού στη σύγχρονη ελληνική κοινωνία, Κέντρο Ελληνικού Χορού και Λαϊκού Πολιτισμού, Αθήνα 1995

Χουρμουζιάδης Ν., Περί χορού: ο ρόλος του ομαδικού στοιχείου στο αρχαίο δράμα, Καστανιώτης, Αθήνα 1998

Learning Exercises

Group projects and oral presentations during the course

Teaching Methods

Interactive method
Experiential approach

Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

Written examination at the end of the semester

Teaching Language