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Archive for February 5th, 2014

Global Grooves »

Welcome back dear Willamette community! We wanted to celebrate the start off this new semester and our tenth anniversary by showing you our best moves! Thus, we present to you a variety of wonderful stories about dance from all over the world!
Dance is an expression of history and culture, and many people at Willamette are [...]

¡Vamos a bailar! »

Although it is a common stereotype to assume that all Latin Americans dance, it is true that music and dance play a significant role in Latin American culture. Starting with Salsa, probably one of the best known Latin American dances around the world, there is a significant variety such as Tango, Cumbia,Vallenato, Merengue, Mambo, Danzón, [...]

Entrez dans la danse! »

If I am asked about dance in France, I feel like I have to talk about it on a regional scale. France is a small country, but it is composed of regions that vary a lot from one to another. Each has its own culture, dishes, traditional clothes, architecture, but also its very own dances, [...]

Dancing My Way Across the Globe »

Namaste!
Rosinka reporting from the other side of the globe (India)! No seriously, the time difference is 13,5 hours so it’s literally the other side.
Anyways. Life here is hectic and finding time for extra writing is quite challenging, but I’m glad I was offered this chance to continue sharing some of my experiences with you.
So then, [...]

Dance Dance Baby! [We all love Seahawks:)] »

First of all, happy super bowl weekend!
Hope you all had a good time, Seahawks fans!
Here’s a set of videos illustrating my perspertive on music from my region of the world!

Dance In Japan! »

Hi all,
How have you been? I hope you all are doing well.What do you have an image of dance we who are Japanese dance? We have any type of dances like Bon dance, fisherman’s dance, and traditional . Today I would like to tell you about Japanese traditional dance and how young generations dance.

Carnival Dancing »

For me, dancing has been in my life ever since I can remember. When I was five I started dancing in a German Carnival Club. Starting on November 11th every year, people in some areas of Germany celebrate Carnival. In German we call it Karneval, Fastnacht, or Fasching, and it celebrates the time before [...]

¡Colombia es un baile! »

Colombia is a very diverse country in which music is deeply embedded in the culture and the traditions. As a result of the diversification of rhythms, sounds, and influences, Colombian dances have considerable
variations. From one region to another, and taking into account different aspects such as weather conditions, African heritage, proximity to the Pacific [...]