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DANCE CONCEPTS REVIEW. SPACE. SIZE: large, small LEVEL: high, mid-level, low SHAPE: curved, straight DIRECTIONS: forward, backward, sideways, diagonal, upward, downward PATHWAY: straight, curved, circular, zig-zag RELATIONSHIPS: near, apart

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Dance concepts review

DANCE CONCEPTS REVIEW


Space

SPACE

  • SIZE: large, small

  • LEVEL: high, mid-level, low

  • SHAPE: curved, straight

  • DIRECTIONS: forward, backward, sideways, diagonal, upward, downward

  • PATHWAY: straight, curved, circular, zig-zag

  • RELATIONSHIPS: near, apart

  • FOCUS: a central point or focus of attention; can be single or multiple


Dance concepts review

TIME

  • SPEED OR TEMPO: slow, fast, acceleration, deceleration

  • BEAT: pulse (steady, accented or irregular)


Force the use of energy while moving

FORCEThe use of energy while moving

  • CHOREOGRAPH: To compose a dance

  • CHOREOGRAPHY: The art of arranging dances

  • CONTRAST: Difference between related things

  • TRANSITION: Passing from one action or place to another

  • PARTS OF EVERY DANCE: A beginning shape, middle movements, a final shape


Dance concepts review

FORCE, continued

  • LOCOMOTOR

  • MOVEMENT FROM PLACE TO PLACE-TRAVELS

  • Jump, hop, skip, walk, run, slide, leap, roll, crawl, gallop

  • NON-LOCOMOTOR or AXIAL

  • MOVEMENT IN PLACE

  • Stretch, contract, turn, bend, balance, twist, shake, gesture, push, pull, rise, fall, dodge, sway


Dance concepts review

PURPOSES OF DANCE

CEREMONIAL: Of, relating to, or forming a ceremony: Celebration, Initiation, Hunting, Religious

RECREATIONAL: Way of refreshing mind or body: Folk, Social

ARTISTIC: Characteristic of art or artists, showing skill and imagination, for an audience, expresses thoughts or feelings; Ballet, Jazz


Compositional forms

COMPOSITIONAL FORMS

  • AB:perform one movement phrase or theme followed by a different movement phrase or theme;

  • ABA: Perform one movement phrase or theme followed by a different movement phrase or theme, followed then by a repetition of the first movement phrase or theme;

  • CALL AND RESPONSE: A caller verbally directs the actions to be performed and the dancers respond by doing the action, or the music calls out and dancers react or a voice calls out and voices respond or dancers initiate and music responds. Often associated with African music and dance but also used elsewhere.


Colonial american dance

COLONIAL AMERICAN DANCE

  • European origin

  • Wealthy learned from Dancing Masters, others from imitating;

  • Posture – upright, straight, light

  • Mostly feet moving

  • Often in two lines facing. Men and women together. Non-democratic. Top couple most important

  • Most Recreational purpose

  • A later dance KERA calls Colonial: Virginia Reel

  • Music: fiddle, flute, sometimes piano. Occasional voice as music.


Native american dance

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE

  • Grounded (low level) – respecting Earth

  • Learned from community or elders

  • Posture – knees bent. Upper body sometimes upright, sometimes bent over.

  • Mostly feet moving

  • Mostly Ceremonial purpose (today also Artistic and Recreational)

  • Themes of nature, animals, spirits, initiation, hunting, life cycle events

  • Call and Response: dancer responds to drum sounds

  • Music – drums, rattles, voice. Traditionally flute only for courting

  • Often in a circle

  • Often women only or men only – different movements for each gender

  • Women’s dances have meanings

  • Men’s dances tell stories

  • Examples: Friendship Dance, Round Dance, Bear Dance


West african dance

WEST AFRICAN DANCE

  • Grounded (low level) – respecting Earth, occasional leaps

  • Learned from community

  • Posture – bent knees, many body parts move in isolation to different rhythms at the same time. Often flat, bare feet

  • Mostly Ceremonial purpose. But could be Artistic for dancing before the Chief or King or could be Recreational.

  • Themes of nature, animals, spirits, initiation, life cycle events, work

  • Movements sharp, energetic, strong, big, free flow. Although often low, can be high.

  • Call and Response: dancer responds to drum sounds, sometimes drum responds to dancer, voices respond to each other. Dancers play the drum sounds with their bodies.

  • Music – drums, rattles, gourds, percussion voice. Often fast, use of pulse, pattern, breath

  • Often in a circle or line following a circular path with musicians in the center

  • Sometimes tell stories through a dance

  • Often women only or men only – different movements for each gender

  • All dancers equal, but with a chance to solo supported by the community


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