Dance and the City
Thursdays, 9 a.m. (New York) | 3 p.m. (Paris)
This program, organized by Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris, takes you to the streets, museums, parks, and hidden spots of treasure in Paris, through dance. You will see and learn about the culture of Paris while having fun in a relaxing hour of movement.
In each session, the dance instructor and scholar Hiie Saumaa, based in Paris, will introduce you to a sight/place in Paris, followed by 50 minutes of energizing and relaxing dance movements and meditation that can be easily done by anyone. At the end of the class, the students will have a chance to talk about their movement experience with their peers to build a sense of community in a stress-free environment. For the movement section of the class, no previous dance background is necessary. The movements will be easy and fun and do not ask for a lot of space. We will move to world music as well as songs in French and from Francophone cultures.