Traditional Dances of Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Traditional Dances of Chile

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

  • Location

    Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, Chile

  • Area of Study

    Dance, Latin American Studies, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • 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 Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.