Lecture - Modern Dance

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Introduction to Dance Lecture – Modern Dance DNC101 Online Course
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Modern Dance
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Modern Dance Modern dance is a dance form developed in the early 20th century. Although the term ‘modern dance’ has also been applied to a category of 20th Century ballroom dances, modern dance, as a term, usually refers to 20th century concert dance . In the early 1900s a few dancers in Europe started to rebel against the rigid constraints of Classical Ballet. Shedding classical ballet technique, costume and shoes these early modern dance pioneers practiced free dance.
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In America Isadora Duncan , Ruth St. Denis and Martha Graham developed their own styles of free dance and laid the foundations of American modern dance with their choreography and teaching. In Europe Rudolf Laban and Alvin Ailey developed theories of human movement and methods of instruction that lead to the development of European modern and Experssionist dance.
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Free Dance 1903 – Isadora Duncan dance technique influenced by: the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche a belief that dance of the ancient Greeks (natural and free) was the dance of the future. Duncan’s philosophy of dance: based on natural and spiritual concepts advocated for the acceptance of pure dance as a high art
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Free Dance 1905 – Ruth St. Denis influenced by: actress Sarah Bernhardt Japanese dancer Sado Yacco St. Denis developed her translations of Indian culture and mythology.
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Early Modern Dance In 1915 Ruth St. Denis founded the Denishawn school and dance company.
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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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