This repertory class is designed to guide students through a creative process of remaking or making choreographic work heavily influenced by patrimonial dances from Africa. With the idea of performing a finished short piece at the end of this course, students will learn specific movement vocabularies that may be foreign to them and will be guided through the process of generating movements with their own signature. Together we will create or recontextualize choreographic work in which participants will be expected to bring into contribution their artistic perspective. Through practice and discussion, students will be exposed to strategic choreographic choice-making and understand how they correlate to choreographic intent. They will be expected to be open-minded and ready to learn dance forms that may be foreign to them, and actively participate in all activities in order to perform at the showing.