Dance Styles. ballet. 1) Definition : a classical dance that uses formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement .
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ballet 1) Definition: a classical dance that uses formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. 2) Roots: It came from court dances; ballet did not develop until the late 1400’s in Italy. However, ballet did not become a major art form until the reign of Louis XIV in France. Louis XIV established the Academie Royale de la Danse. It was at this time that the five core positions of ballet appear in choreographers’ writings.
ballet 3) Attire: Ballet costumes include tutus, pointe shoes, ballet slippers.
ballet 4) Characteristics: Ballet puts emphasis on the method and execution of movement. Ballet steps are characterized by the outward rotation of the thighs from the hip. The foundation of the dance consists of five basic positions, all performed with turnout. Ballet is usually performed to classical music. Steps Include: chasse, plie, tendu, battement 5) Participation or Performance: Performance 6) How does it feel?: Put it in your own words.
ballet • Fill out the “How does it feel” section of your Styles Chart. • Viewing Example… Center Stage • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYnAbrWwamk
Jazz • Definition: a dance form or dance that is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz music. 2) Roots: Jazz dance originated from the African American vernacular dance of the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. An early popular “jazz dancer” was Vaudeville star Joe Frisco in the 1910s. He danced in a loose-limbed style close to the ground while juggling his derby and cigar. With the growing domination of other forms of entertainment music, jazz dance evolved on Broadway into a new, smooth style taught today.
Jazz 3) Attire: formal to street wear (to match the choreography), jazz shoes/boots
Jazz 4) Characteristics: In order to be a good jazz dancer, he or she must master ballet technique because it consists for slower movements that strengthens body and improves balance. Jazz relies heavily on originality and improvisation. Steps Include: ball change, twist, pivot, touch step, pique, passe, stag leap, jete, pencil spin barrel turn, fan kick, jazz walk, chasses 5) Participation or Performance: Performance 6) How does it feel?: Put it in your own words.
Jazz • Viewing Example: Blackbird from Fosse • Fill out the “How does it feel” section of your Styles Chart.
mODERN 1) Definition: a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance that uses the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. 2) Roots: Modern dance developed in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, a few dancers in Europe started to rebel against the rigid constraints of Classical Ballet. Shedding classical ballet technique, costumes and shoes, these early modern dance pioneers practiced free dance.
mODERN 3) Attire: Costumes are traditionally minimalist; in other words, they aren’t very elaborate and don’t have more on them then the dance calls for. Traditionally, dancers dance without shoes or shoes that meant to appear that they aren’t there.
mODERN 4) Characteristics: Modern choreography seen in performance is very diverse and generally cannot be recognized as any specific dance style. It is creative and free flowing. One artist is both dancer and choreographer. Steps Include: flexed feet, cupped hands, bent knees 5) Participation or Performance: Both 6) How does it feel?: Put it in your own words.
mODERN • Fill out the “How Does It Feel” section of your Styles Chart. • Viewing Example: Fix You • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TsR1yiAe9g&feature=related
Tap 1) Definition: a dance where rhythms are audibly tapped out with the toe or heel. 2) Roots: Tap dance was developed in the US during the 19th century. - It comes from traditional clog dance of northern England, the jigs and reels of Ireland and Scotland, and the rhythmic foot stamping of African dances.
Tap 3) Attire: The outfits themselves can be formal or simply street wear. By 1925, metal taps were added to the heels and toes of the shoes to produce a more pronounced sound.
Tap 4) Characteristics: Characterized by percussive footwork and precise rhythmic patterns. Steps Include: the shuffle, flap, cramp roll, buffalo, time steps, pullbacks, spank, and wings. 5) Participation or Performance: Performance 6) How does it feel?: Put it in your own words.
Tap • To ponder… • When you think of “tap dancing,” what images come to mind? • What are some essential components to tap dancing? • Why does tap differ from ballet, jazz, and modern? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpIu-R-1ej0 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZxfRpL5GVo&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA42VrqGKd4 Viewing Example- Savion Glover