Dance Appreciation 2001-11

Dance Appreciation 2001-11 - Dance Appreciation 2/28/12...

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Dance Appreciation 2/28/12 Katherine Dunham o Light skinned black woman o Classically trained o Dark skinned women don’t have a lot of doors open for them- she was allowed to go through doors that others couldn’t o Wants to study African dance in its natural state rossenwall commission- denied her request because they thought it wasn’t safe for a young, pretty woman o University of Chicago- anthropology major o diaspera – leaving homeland o Studies culture in Haiti o Learned their dances did it better than some of them o Transformed African American vernacular dance (WILL BE ON MIDTERM) into modern jazz dance o Thetrical, isolated parts of the body o Formed the donum technique Classical ballet, Jazz, African American Vernacular, Modern, Carribean o Toured with her company around the world in country- bringing the technique to the stage o Vodun- catholic and African American ancestral religion Music Dance Vodun Rituals- dancing until a person reaches a euphoric place and
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course DANC 2001 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '12 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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