Global Voices: Sri Lanka

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Voices: Sri Lanka

Spring 2020

Taught By: Evan Rapport

Section: AX

CRN: 7047

Credits: 4

Students in this course will learn about the vital music and dance traditions which thrive among the Sri Lankan diasporic community in New York while gaining first-hand experience with the work of cultural institutions through the New School’s collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD). The course will examine traditional cultural expressions reflecting Sri Lanka’s multi-ethnic and multi-religious diversity--including Sinhalese, Tamil, Burgher, Moor, Vedda, and Malay--and the ways in which many of these traditions serve as platforms for social change in a post-war diasporic milieu. Students will get hands-on experience working with community members on the organization of events such as social dance nights, and they will work to understand how the traditional arts can function as a platform for larger inter-ethnic cultural conversations. Students will participate in applied folklore activities, such as program planning, grant writing, and documentation, while engaging broader issues of immigration, multiculturalism, and issues of representation. The course will culminate with a final performance event held at the New School. Note that this is a time-intensive course that requires a flexible schedule and a willingness to travel in and around the five boroughs. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:10am 6/4/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020