Lecture - Dance Origins

Lecture - Dance Origins - Introduction to Dance Lecture...

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Introduction to Dance Lecture – Dance Origins DNC101 Online Course
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Imagine… Imagine a world with no conveniences. Imagine that you are a member of a group who is wholly dependent on the environment for food, shelter and clothing. You must protect your family from the elements as well as intruders. You might recognize that…
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…there must be something greater than yourself that is in charge of your life, a power that makes the sun shine and the rain fall. You might make the assumption that the ‘being’ who brings rain lives in the sky. You might develop an ACTION that you execute over and over again that brings ….
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RAIN
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Repeated Action = Ritual Ritual = Actions performed by a group that are repeated, refined and formalized.
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Repeated Story = Myth In this case, it might be the myth of the “Great Rainmaker”.      Myth = Stories which explain, disguise or idealize.
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The most widely accepted theory is that theatre and dance evolved out of myth and ritual.
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course DNC 101 taught by Professor Kathy during the Spring '10 term at Eastern New Mexico.

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