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Lord of the Dance from Gerald Jonas’ Dancing. Created by Jessica Labb é Edited by Jessica Labb é and Dr. Kay Picart. Review Questions:. What is the basic vehicle of dance? How does this vehicle influence people’s perceptions of dance?. Discussion Question:.

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Lord of the Dancefrom Gerald Jonas’ Dancing

Created by Jessica Labbé

Edited by

Jessica Labbé and Dr. Kay Picart


Review Questions:

  • What is the basic vehicle of dance?

  • How does this vehicle influence people’s perceptions of dance?


Discussion Question:

  • Discuss the impact the “Christian world view between the sacred and the secular” has had on dancing in the West.


Review Question:

  • In Judaism, when is the right or wrong time to dance?


Review Questions:

  • Contrast Plato’s and Aristotle’s critiques of dance.


Review Question:

  • What is the interesting contradiction in Plato’s argument in The Republic? What influenced his decision?

Portrait of Plato


Discussion Question:

  • Compare and contrast the Christian and Jewish attitudes towards dance to those of the Greeks and Romans.


Discussion Question:

  • Why would the Christian vilification of the (sexual) body be especially problematic for female dancers?

Indo-Japanese “Nymph of Sensuality” Shakti http://www.love-shakti.com/index.html


Review Questions:

  • What was the main issue in Western churches’ struggle with dance? How did they attempt to resolve this issue?


Review Question:

  • How do the dances/beliefs of African culture differ from those of the West?


Review Question:

  • What is the egungun?


Review Question:

  • What is unique about Hinduism compared to Judaism and Christianity?


Review Question:

  • How do Hindus perceive the body?


Review Question:

  • What is the Natya Shastra? What is unique about it?


Discussion Question:

  • Do you think that the devadasis practiced a form

    of “sacred prostitution”? (59)


Review Question:

  • What is the role of the bharata natyam dancer?

Bharata Natyam dancer Kay Poursine http://kpoursine.web.wesleyan.edu/bharata.htm


Review Question:

  • What is the all-male counterpart to bharata natyam? How is it different?


Discussion Question:

  • How was the Kathakali “saved”? What are the implications of its rescue for similar arts?


Concluding Question:

  • How do the dances described in this chapter compare to the numerous other dances we have studied?


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