Dance_45_Midterm_Guide

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Dance 45 Midterm Study Guide What is history Recording of events that have been chosen with a biased What is dance Rhythmic movements of 3D body with energy and expression Not necessarily with a goal but with intent What is art Hardwired to an aesthetic way of being Connect to our most basic nature Basic elements of all dance Space, time, energy/force, flow, form and style, feeling/expression, rules/message/meaning/knowledge, possible definition Cultural knowledge Dance used as a means of worship Expressing and reinforcing tribal unity and strength Framework for courtship and mating Therapeutic experience Ellen Dissanayake scholar who studies anthropology with a focus on art and culture book about way adults talk to babies Paleolithic, Old Stone Age 20,000 years ago Cave drawings of animals Sympathetic magic Painted/danced about killing prey Aborigines Jiri Kylian Czech dance choreographer of Stomping Grounds Involved with Netherlands Dance Theater Stamping Ground Dance with Australian aborigines Neolithic, New Stone Age Animalistic perspective heightens sacred space and magic circle began to develop Totem Power from animals perspective Animistic Perspective Animals have soul, spirit and power Cradle of western civilization  Mesopotamia (Northern Iraq) 3 basic dance patterns often seen in ancient times Circle; Line; Precession
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Lineage-based cultures and dance Shaman Witch doctor with special powers using dance Egyptian dance Danced at funerals to dance away evil and inspire joy Pantomime of dead acrobats Dance of the Hebrews, 12 verbs music was direct connection with gods dance highly respected Whirling Dervishes twirl for hours celebration of divine Trance Loose touch with present Spirit overtakes you Uncommon in monotheistic cultures Dance in Crete Earliest references of dance performed here Men renowned for dancing skills and agility Dance in Greece Dance for the gods Dionysus God of fertility, sexual ecstasy and wine Dithyramb Dance around dichysus statue circular Thespis Greek chorus First actor Greek Drama Greek Chorus Did noble dance reflecting what was done on stage Apollo Said to have dictated laws of choreography Danced festival performed in his honor Plato Educated and danced well 2 types of dance and music: o Noble – fine and honorable o Ignoble – mean and ugly 2
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Athens Danced big part of culture Sparta Dance taught as part of martial training for balance, etc. Emmeleia
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