Dancing Program 2: Lord of the Dance
Introduction: "Dance and Music, you see, they're all parts of worship. When
the deity in the temple is happy. You
invite him to take a seat and then you sing and then you dance and that is
all to please the deity."
Contemporary Ballet #2.
So contemporary ballet can be illustrated in many ways.
I would like to share with you Matthew Bourne's(U.K 1960-) Swan Lake:
Set in a 20th century court. Self-delusions and the Prince's wounded psyche take the place of
Chapter 2 in the book: The Choreographer, choreographic
elements of dance.
All dance happens in some kind of space. Most of us see
dance in a theater, on a stage.
This is a traditional space for dance.
Sometimes dance can happen in an alternative s
This is the second half of lecture #1. And we finished that lecture answering the questions: who,
what, why, where and when. You might have heard these questions before in your English
composition class or your journalism class, in essence it helps you to
WHY DO PEOPLE DANCE?
Answering this question is tricky because early accounts of dance were laced with
judgment. Our early recordings of dance are left to explorers/missionaries and people
looking to claim land. They overlooked dance as an important eleme
Were looking at were looking at the history, purpose and meaning of Dance.
What is dance?
And so each of us have our own ideas about that, we each have our own aesthetic perception,
which is in Chapter 1 pages 12-15, art and the aesthetic experience, whic
Road to the Stamping Ground
Featuring Jiri Kylian and the Nederlands Dans Theater
And traditional dance groups of Australia
Presented by the Aboriginal Cultural Foundation
Modern European ballet seems far removed from the traditional tribal dances of the
Chapter 8 Dance in World Cultures:
Defining World concert/Ritual Dance and Folk Dance
World dance today:
Concert stage (can be very specific)
Ritual purposes (some never performed in public)
Ritual dance- religious, spiritual
Post-modern Era feeling restricted by earlier modern content,
movement/dance can reflect abstract themes; exploration in time and space,
positive and negative space, asymmetry, technology, collaboration and
MERCE CUNNINGHAM 1919-2009
Decades of JAZZ DANCE:
Chapters 9 and 10
1. An American art form
2. Origins from Africa
3. Directly related to popular music of that time
4. Entertainment. Starting with tradition and/or creativity/individuality, as the question is it entertainment
Introduction to Dance
Ballet as we know it today, began during the Renaissance era. In fact, the terms
ballet and ball (as in masked ball) come from the Italian ballare, meaning to dance.
At first, the dancers wore masks, layers upon layers of brocaded co
After the Romantic era, the next major development in ballet occurred in Russia. From Italian
roots, ballets in France turn to Russia.
Classical Ballet developed in the late 19th century when Marius Petipa was ballet master in St.