Choreography • Choreography is when the elements of dance are used to create visual compositions that use movement.
Principles of Composition • Remember how the definition of dance talked about the principles of composition? • They are: BEGINNING MIDDLE END Dances become artistic when they include the principles of composition.
Compositional Forms • AB:two-part structure; made up of two different sections which may or may not be repeated • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj5qoo9kQRM • ABA: three-part structure; three-part dance compositional form where the first and three parts are the same and the second is different • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAQr-1fsVMg
Compositional Forms • Call and Response: One soloist or group performs, with the second soloist/group answering or moving in “response,” • often associated with African music and dance forms • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZxfRpL5GVo • Narrative: Structure that follows a specific story line to convey information through a dance • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_NvCOoOpdA
Types of Dancing • Performance: • requires an audience • Participation: • anyone can participate
Why do people dance? Purposes • Ceremonial: • dances created or performed for rituals or celebrations • e.g., dances of Native Americans and West Africans to celebrate life events such as harvest, ritual dances associated with worship • Artistic Expression: • dance created with the intent to express or communicate emotion, feelings, ideas • e.g., ballet, tap dance, modern dance, dance created and performed in a concert and/or theatrical setting for an audience • Recreational: • dancing for entertainment, to support recreational activities • e.g., ballroom, line dancing, aerobic dance, dance as a hobby