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Chinese Dance World Cultures 6
Dance Terms • Space – the amount of room that is available for a dancer to use • 2 types: • Personal – your bubble! • General – total space available
Purposes of Dance • Ceremonial • Used for a ceremony or cultural event • Weddings • Traditional dances passed down
Purposes of Dance • Recreational • for fun! • entertainment!
Purposes of Dance • Artistic Expression • Dance done for an audience to see • Ballet • Dragon Dance • Lion Dance • Fan dance
Folk Dances • Imitate animals
Peacock Dance • Peacock – happiness, good luck • Performed by amateurs • Based on folk and fairy tales • 1-3 people • Movements • Flying from nest • Watching • Strolling
Finger movements • Peacock hand • Tuck thumb, fan fingers • Eye hand • Fan fingers, index and thumb together
Lion Dance • Mimic lions • Lion costumes • 1 or 2 people per costume • Gongs, drums, firecrackers = good luck!