dance - Alicia Deal 9-24-01 Dance 172W 1.) Anyone can step...

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Alicia Deal 9-24-01 Dance 172W 1.) Anyone can step out of the crowd and dance; it is not performed just by the Asantehene and the lower chiefs. The Asante dances are traditional dances performed in Ghana. These dances have been performed to celebrate the king since ancient times to present day. In Asante culture, drumming is an essential part of the dancing ritual. The dancer and drummer carry on a conversation through the music and hand gestures. The dancing is political. After the first Asantehene took reign in Ghana, he established the dances most likely as a display of power. The Asante dances are more related to that of Dionysus. Like the Dionysus, Asante dance movements are wild and free. 2.) The "Ballet Comique de la Reine" was the first actual ballet. Courtiers performed it at a royal wedding on October 15, 1851 in Paris, France. The order in which they danced was strictly by rank. In other words, the richest and most powerful took the lead of the dances. 3.) Louis XIV was a king of France in the seventeenth century.
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course DNC 172 taught by Professor Gratz during the Fall '01 term at Sam Houston State University.

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