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Sowah, Nii Armah Senior Instructor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

keywords

  • African centered dance pedagogy, cross cultural education, community building facilitation through the arts, expressive arts therapist, arts for human development, integrated African arts, motivational speaking, arts for social change, public speaking, cultural philosophy

Teaching

courses taught

  • DNCE 2501 - African Dance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores the technique, styles, and rhythms of regional and national cultures of Africa. Areas of concentration may vary each semester (e.g. Ghana, Mali, Guinea, etc.). Introduces signature attributes common to different countries' dance traditions and features discussions of the musical traditions, histories, cosmologies, philosophies and aesthetics to contextualize and increase familiarity. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • DNCE 4919 - Dance Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Project in dance under supervision of senior faculty. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as DNCE 5919.
  • DNCE 4939 - Dance Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an opportunity for upper-division dance majors to serve apprenticeships in the community in work areas related to their major interests and career goals. Internships are available in areas such as arts administration, dance therapy, and technical production. May be repeated up to 3 total credit hours. Instructor consent rquired.
  • DNCE 5048 - Performance and Community Engagement
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Engages students in the power of performance for effecting positive social change. Students research collaboratively to create performances and workshop experiences to intentionally author the future they want. Readings provide theoretical foundations that serve as the basis for creative work. Students engage in creative explorations. Open to all forms of performance.
  • DNCE 5501 - Graduate African Dance
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores the technique, styles and rhythms of regional and national cultures of Africa by introducing signature attributes common to different countries' dance traditions. Features discussions of the musical traditions, histories, cosmologies, philosophies and aesthetics to contextualize and increase familiarity. Areas of concentration may vary by each semester (e.g. Ghana, Guinea, Intermediate). May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • THTR 4029 - Performance and Community Engagement
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Engages students in the power of performance for effecting positive social change. Students research collaboratively to create performances and workshop experiences to intentionally author the future they want. Readings provide theoretical foundations that serve as the basis for creative work. Students engage in creative explorations. Open to all forms of performance.

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