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As stated in the video Individual and Tradition, the first human habit is learning to control our movements. I found this statement very interesting and though back to one of our previous chapters which spoke about how movement is involved in every aspect of our lives. Even simply thinking about something involves a movement internally. Therefore, movement, more specific dance, is natural to every human. I enjoyed learning about Isadora Duncan the most. She is responsible for introducing to America the idea of dance being an art of self-expression through movements of one's own choice. During this period, dance was not considered as an art form in America. Dance was all about formation and formality, not about self-expression or pushing boundaries. However, Duncan liberated those ideas of dance and change how dance was viewed. She brought about the first modern dance language. The chapter Modern Dance also related to the ideas of the revolution of dance. In the early 20th century dance change dramatically. The idea of dancing out of self-expression and not for royalty or courts
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