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1 Study Guide for Test#1 1. The impulse to move is the raw material that cultures shape into evocative sequences of physical activity that we call_dance________. 2. What are three other definitions of dance? Rhythmic movement of body and feet to music Symbolic meaning/personal expression Movement where the observer and participant agree that it is dance Takes place in time space energy and physical presence of body 3. Dance is universal , but so intensely personal that to question or belittle other people’s dances is to challenge their right to be themselves. Dance is so much a part of being human that it often is used as a metaphor for life, itself. 4. What do dance anthropologists explore? All dance is charged with power. Dance anthropologists explore idioms and sources of the power of dance by viewing it in social & cultural contexts. importance to a group of people who share a world view or cultural heritage are encoded in the form, technique and structure of every dance. “The entity of dance is not separable from the. ..concept of culture.” Every dance is ethnic. 5. Besides the impulse to move, what are the raw materials of dance? Time, space, energy, physical presence of body 6. To what two realities does every dance affirm? Physical and spiritual 7. How do we know what dance might have been like in pre-historic times? Hunter gather societies that we can study today and by pictures on walls of caves: egyptians 8. What were some of the functions of dance in primitive societies? Pray for favor, connect with ancestors, train warriors, heal sick, insure fertility, solidify sense of community, commemorate victories, preserve history, tell behavior or man or women, seasonal event celebration, tell stories of society in past times or dream times 9. How did the first Europeans to visit Tahiti (1767) view the dancing of the natives? They perceived it as lewd or sexually provocative. By the 1820s, traditional dances had been suppressed by the London Missionary Society. After the French gained control of Tahiti in 1842, the traditional dances began to be performed again. It took at least another 20-30 years for these dances to receive public sanction. Happened to hula and in Cambodia. 10. What were the Polynesians actually saying through the movement of their dance? Im young, strong, and happy with myself.
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11. To what does the contrast between dance movements of the women and the men attest? Distinct sexual roles- womens- through hips and fluid, men- more jerky, strong, show muscles and arms 12. Through time, highly skilled dancers were highly _____valued_______ as performers. Providing sponsorship for dancers. Great way/Honor to entertain people 13. Training in dance became as important to powerful leaders as: training of warriors 14. Court entertainments were __precursors_______________ of today’s theatrical dance. 15.
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course DANCE 2010 taught by Professor Posnak during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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