Information Preview on "Summer Abroad in Brazil", Program Dates: July 8 - August 16, 2019: Course 113B: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil (No previous dance performance or language experience required)

Information Session | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B

 Amara Tabor Smith, Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Angela Marino, Associate Professor, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

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UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies offers Study Abroad in Brazil - 113B: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil

Application opens January 21, 2019 | Deadline to apply is March 8, 2019
No previous dance performance or language experience is required.

Program Dates: July 8 – August 16, 2019
UC Berkeley: July 8 – July 12
Salvador: July 14 – August 16
Participant cap: 20 people | 6 units

Classes the first week: UC Berkeley Campus.
Weeks 2-6 held at the Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador Brazil with a cohort of local students, culminating in a performance with program participants and local artists in Salvador.

Program Director: Amara Tabor Smith, Lecturer

An immersive 6-week cultural experience in the Bahia of Brazil rooted in dance performance, social justice, and black feminist pedagogy. Students will become familiar with histories and contemporary debates of performance of the African diaspora with a focus on Afro Brazilian dance, Capoeira, and performance practices influenced by the Candomblé tradition.

Students will enjoy workshops, lectures, journal writing, a final presentation, and exposure to music, film, and literature. The course includes an anti-racist pedagogy in order to examine the constructions of race in and through performance practice.

Eligibility: At least one year of college coursework completed before the start of the program. 2.0 GPA or higher. The program is open to everyone regardless of previous performance or language training.

Cost: Typically summer programs of this length cost $5k - $8k per student including 6 units of college credit, housing, performances, tours, and hosted events. Does not include airfare and out of pocket expenses. Financial aid may be applied. A full cost detail including deadlines on deposit and payments will be available before December 1, 2018.

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 Amara Tabor Smith, Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, amaratsmith@berkeley.edu; Angela Marino, Associate Professor, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, angela.marino@berkeley.edu