Masked Dance

This course is designed to introduce students to Bhutans unique culture and practice of the masked dance performances. In this course, students are introduced to different kinds of Bhutanese masked dances, that are performed in and around the country. The significances, benefits, qualifications, dancing costumes for different mask dances and rationale for its performances are taught in this course in the theory component and a least one or two mask dances in this rigorous dance form are taught in the practical component. This course seeks to establish students understanding of its uniqueness and importance for the unique identity of the country. The course also includes a research component in which students choose a topic for their research and present it to the class at the end of the semester.
Course Number: BCHA101
Units: 3.0