“No paints nor brushes, marbles nor chisels, pianos or violins are needed to make this art, for we are the stuff that dance is made of… Dance, then, is the most personal of all the arts.” Invitation to Dance, Terry Walter • “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.” Samuel Beckett • "We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies." (The Arts, Picasso Speaks, 1923)
Jenn: Art was in museums: paintings. It was for old wealthy people. Did not include singers, dancers or actors. Jenn: Appreciation for production. • Judy: • Everything could be considered art; it’s all about perspective! Anything can be used to create art from garbage to wires to our own bodies. There are no limits!! • Judy: • Art was mostly confined to paintings, drawings, and sculpture Kerishma: If anything, this course has enforced what I believed art to be before – something that depends on the individual viewer and his or her perspective. Kerishma: Art is anything that provokes emotion in a person. Whether or not something is art is determined by the viewer.
L. King: • “A form of expression that takes effort and thought.” • M. B. Almendrala: • “Something – anything – meant to be experienced by the senses to encourage thoughts and emotions.” • M. J. Smith: ♥ “Art is everything around us.” • S. Panigrahi: • “Art is something that is creative and something through which one can express oneself.” • J. Ferremi: • “Art is anything created or put together with the intention of being art.”
An artistic form of nonverbal communication • Components of Dance • travelling (locomotion) • elevation, • turning/ rotation • gesture • stillness • Falling • Components of Movement • actions • space • time • dynamics
Skills • Flexibility: the range of movement of a dancer • Agility: speed • Balance: state of equilibrium • Coordination: the skillful and effective interaction of movements • Elements • Body • Action • Space • Time • Energy
Beginning • the dancers may begin onstage, or they may enter from the wings or back of the stage • Middle • this is where the choreographer develops the theme, characters, plot, and mood. • End • In works with a storyline, this is where the plot builds to a climax.
India • Bharatanatyam • Odissi • Bhangra • Ballet • 20th Century concert dance • Free dance • Postmodern dance • Contemporary dance
Influence of African American dance • Disco • Jazz dance • Hip hop • Breakdance • Swing dance • Latin dance • Salsa • Tango • Bachata
MerceCuningham Dance Company • Postmodern Dance • Gallim Dance • Contemporary Dance • MadhaviMudgal • Odissi Dance • Miami City Ballet • Classic Contemporary Ballet
“Simultaneously kinetic and intimate expressions of the self and its dialogue with identity, sensuality, and search of meaning. Her work weaves together technical virtuosity, physical exhaustion, the arena of the theater, and the anatomy of fantasy” • Meaning “waves” in Hebrew; A New York City based company, founded by Andrea Miller in 2006 • Repertoire: • Wonderland (2010) • Blush (2009) • I Can See Myself In Your Pupil (2008) • Unwrap These Flowers (2009) • Dust (2009) • Snow (2007) • Recombination (2007)
Controlled Chaos • Running Time: 60 minutes • Choreography: Andrea Miller • Lighting Design: Stephen Petrilli • Use of shadows • Projection of colors • Costume Design: Andrea Miller, IdanYoav • Music: Pimmon, Chris Clark, Manu Chau, Trio Mediæval, Beirut, Tony Gatliff, Elliot Goldenthal, Balkan Beat Box, Puccini
In NYC, a great way one “happens upon” dance in the subway and on the street. • Pay to See: • World of Dance, Battlefest, other competitions, Lincoln Center, City Center
www.gallimdance.com • http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/dance_movement_components • http://artsalive.ca/en/dan/make/toolbox/formstructure.asp • http://opd.mpls.k12.mn.us/The_Elements_of_Dance.html • Invitation to Dance by Terry Walter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwKykJTMsJs&feature=player_embeddedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwKykJTMsJs&feature=player_embedded • http://www.gallimdance.com/media/i-can-see-myself-in-your-pupil/ • http://turnedin.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-5-at-fall-for-dance.html • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/arts/dance/30fall.html • http://www.gbmnews.com/articles/2031/1/DanceMovement-Breaking-Into-House-Dance/Page1.html • http://www.renosingles.net/Page3RSO.html • http://www.tropical-pictures.com/waikiki/ • http://www.fanpop.com/spots/so-you-think-you-can-dance/images/7140043/title/jeanine-mason-photo
Choreography: Andrea Miller Running Time: 50 minutes Lighting Design: Vincent Vigilante Costume Design: Jose Solis Music: manyfingers, Andrej Przybytkowski, Radiohead, Chopin, Kap Bambino, Arvo Part, Wolf Parade