The Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance is an interdisciplinary unit which finds its reason for being in a set of intellectual and artistic problems rather than an established academic discipline. The programs of teaching, research, and performance in World Arts and Cultures/Dance are unified around a shared concern with problems of cultural identity and difference; the meaning of tradition in contemporary societies; the forging of connections between critical theory and artistic practice; and the changing social roles and responsibilities of artists and scholars of the arts, both in the United States and worldwide.

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