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A dancing maenad. This is a Greek statuette from the 3rd century BC. It was made in Taranto

Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music,[1] used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. Dance is also used to describe methods of non-verbal communication (see body language) between humans or animals (bee dance, patterns of behaviour such as a mating dance), motion in inanimate objects (the leaves danced in the wind), and certain musical forms or genres. In sports, gymnastics, figure skating and synchronized swimming are dance disciplines while martial arts kata are often compared to dances. Look up dance in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Maenad carrying a hind, fragment of an Attic red-figure cup, ca. ... Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, southern Italy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Old Frankish was the language of the Franks. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... In psychology, an emotional expression is a representation of emotions. ... Social refers to human society or its organization. ... Social interaction is a dynamic, changing sequence of social actions between individuals (or groups) who modify their actions and reactions due to the actions by their interaction partner(s). ... Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit. ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... http://members. ... For other uses, see Body language (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Honey bees learn and communicate in order to find food sources and for other means. ... Kelp Gull chicks peck at red spot on mothers beak to stimulate regurgitating reflex. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Leaves are an Icelandic five-piece alternative rock band who came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album, Breathe, drawing comparisons to groups such as Coldplay and Doves. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... Dance as a musical form is a smaller musical composition intended for the presentation of dance. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Russian synchronized swimming team, May 2007 Synchronized swimming is a hybrid of swimming, gymnastics, and dance, consisting of swimmers (either individuals, duets, trios, teams or combos) performing a synchronized routine of elaborate and dramatic moves in the water, accompanied by music. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Kata (åž‹ or å½¢) (literally: form) is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of defense-and-attack movements practiced either solo or in pairs. ...


Definitions of what constitutes dance are dependent on social, cultural, aesthetic, artistic and moral constraints and range from functional movement (such as folk dance) to virtuoso techniques such as ballet. Dance can be participatory, social or performed for an audience. It can also be ceremonial, competitive or erotic. Dance movements may be without significance in themselves, such as in ballet or European folk dance, or have a gestural vocabulary/symbolic system as in many Asian dances. Dance can embody or express ideas, emotions or tell a story. Young people interacting within an ethnically diverse society. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... Aesthetics (or esthetics) (from the Greek word αισθητική) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty. ... The Mona Lisa Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... This article is about the use of the moral in storytelling. ... Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances, mostly of European origin, that tend to share the following attributes: They were originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not currently copyrighted); Their performance is dominated by an inherited... For other uses, see Virtuoso (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Participation dance, also known as group-participation dance or audience participation dance, is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles based on purpose. ... Social dance is a major category or classification of danceforms or dance styles, where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Performance dance. ... For other uses, see Audience (disambiguation). ... Ceremonial dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is ceremonial or ritualistic. ... Erotic dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is the stimulation or arousal of erotic or sexual thoughts or actions. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances, mostly of European origin, that tend to share the following attributes: They were originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not currently copyrighted); Their performance is dominated by an inherited... For gestures in computing, see mouse gesture. ... The vocabulary of a person is defined either as the set of all words that are understood by that person or the set of all words likely to be used by that person when constructing new sentences. ... For other uses, see Emotion (disambiguation). ... A narrative is a construct created in a suitable medium (speech, writing, images) that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events. ...


Dancing has evolved many styles. Breakdancing and Krumping are related to the hip hop culture. African dance is interpretive. Ballet, Ballroom, Waltz, and Tango are classical styles of dance while Square and the Electric Slide are forms of step dances. A breakdancer performing a one-handed freeze (also known as a pike) in the streets of Paris. ... Krumping is a relatively new form of street dance characterized by free, expressive, and highly energetic moves. ... Hip hop is a subculture, which is said to have begun with the work of DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaattaa. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Choreography is the art of creating dances, and the person who does this is called a choreographer. Look up Choreography in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Origins and history of dance

Main article: History of dance
Pietro Longhi, "La lezione di danza" (The Dancing Lesson), ca 1741, Venezia, Gallerie dell'Accademia.
Pietro Longhi, "La lezione di danza" (The Dancing Lesson), ca 1741, Venezia, Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Dance does not leave behind clearly identifiable physical artifacts such as stone tools, hunting implements or cave paintings. It is not possible to say when dance became part of human culture. Dance has certainly been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations and entertainment since before the birth of the earliest human civilizations. Archeology delivers traces of dance from prehistoric times such as the 9,000 year old Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka paintings in India and Egyptian tomb paintings depicting dancing figures from circa 3300 BC. Dancing is historically entwined with many cultures around the world. ... Pietro Longhi (1702-1785) was a Venetian genre painter. ... Ancient stone tools A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made of stone. ... Cave, or rock, paintings are paintings painted on cave or rock walls and ceilings, usually dating to pre_historic times. ... Part of the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard in Whitehall, London. ... For other senses of this word, see ritual (disambiguation). ... A celebration is a joyous observation on the occasion of a special event: - Personal Level birth, etc. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Central New York City. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Stonehenge, England, erected by Neolithic peoples ca. ... Bhimbetka rock painting Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is an archaeological site in Madhya Pradesh where the earliest traces of human life in India were found. ...


One of the earliest structured uses of dances may have been in the performance and in the telling of myths. It was also sometimes used to show feelings for one of the opposite gender. It is also linked to the origin of "love making." Before the production of written languages, dance was one of the methods of passing these stories down from generation to generation. [2]


Another early use of dance may have been as a precursor to ecstatic trance states in healing rituals. Dance is still used for this purpose by many cultures from the Brazilian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert.[3] An altered state of consciousness is any state which is significantly different from a normative waking beta wave state. ... For the novel, see Rainforest (novel). ... Kalahari redirects here. ...


Sri Lankan dances goes back to the mythological times of aboriginal yingyang twins and "yakkas" (devils). According to a Sinhalese legend, Kandyan dances originate, 2500 years ago, from a magic ritual that broke the spell on a bewitched king. Many contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional, ceremonial, and ethnic dances. This article belongs in one or more categories. ... The term indigenous peoples has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ... Yakkas were chiefly responsible for the irrigation system in the dry zone for the development of the famous Hydraulic Civilization in the Indian Oceans Island, todays Sri Lanka. ... // Kandyan Dance The dance form which originated in the area called Kandy of the Centrall hills region in Sri Lanka is commonly known as Kandyan Dance. ... Victorian ballroom dances at the Gaskell Ball Historical dance (or early dance) in a collective term covering a wide variety of dance types from the past as they are danced in the present. ... The following dance categories are closely related to each other: Folk dance Folk dance is a term used to encompass a large number of dances that tend to share the following attributes: They were originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not currently... Ceremonial dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is ceremonial or ritualistic. ... This is a list of ethnic, folk, traditional, regional, or otherwise traditionally assiciated with a particular ethnicity, dances by ethnicity or country . ...


Dance classification and genres

Main articles: List of basic dance topics, :Category:Dance styles, and List of dances

Dance categories by number of interacting dancers are mainly Solo dance, Partner dance and Group dance. Dance is performed for various purposes like Ceremonial dance, Erotic dance, Performance dance, Social dance etc. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1576x2971, 450 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Partner dance ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1576x2971, 450 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Partner dance ... Partner dance. ... Basic topics in dance include: // Main article: Dance The categories below are not mutually exclusive. ... This is the main list of dances. ... Solo dance is danced by an individual dancing alone or individually, as opposed to couples dancing together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner. ... Partner dance. ... Group dances are danced by groups of people simultaneously, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually, and as opposed to couples dancing together but independently of others dancing at the same time, if any. ... Ceremonial dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is ceremonial or ritualistic. ... Erotic dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is the stimulation or arousal of erotic or sexual thoughts or actions. ... Performance dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where performance is the primary focus of the dancing. ... Social dance is a major category or classification of danceforms or dance styles, where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing. ...


Dancing and music

See also: :Category:Music genres

Many early forms of music and dance were created and performed together. This paired development has continued through the ages with dance/music forms such as: Jig, Waltz, Tango, Disco, Salsa, Electronica and Hip-Hop. Some musical genres also have a parallel dance form such as Baroque music and Baroque dance whereas others developed separately: Classical music and Classical ballet. The jig (sometimes seen in its French language or Italian language forms gigue or giga) is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type, popular in Ireland and Scotland. ... For other uses, see Waltz (disambiguation). ... Tango is a style of music that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay. ... This article is about the music genre. ... This article is about the dance. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 and 1750. ... Baroque dance is dance of the Baroque era in Europe (roughly 1600–1750), closely linked with Baroque music, theater and opera. ... The Classical period in Western music occurred from about 1730 through 1820, despite considerable overlap at both ends with preceding and following periods, as is true for all musical eras. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ...


Although dance is often accompanied by music, it can also be presented independently or provide its own accompaniment (tap dance). Dance presented with music may or may not be performed in time to the music depending on the style of dance. Dance performed without music is said to be danced to its own rhythm. For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Man tap dancing. ...


Ballroom dancing is a sport as well as an art form. It incorporates many fitness components using an artistic state of mind.


Dance studies and techniques

See also: Dance theory, Choreography, and Dance moves

In the early 1920s, dance studies (dance practice, critical theory, Musical analysis and history) began to be considered an academic discipline. Today these studies are an integral part of many universities' arts and humanities programs. By the late 20th century the recognition of practical knowledge as equal to academic knowledge lead to the emergence of practice research and practice as research. A large range of dance courses are available including: Dance theory is a fairly new term used by some music instructors and many modern dance instructors. ... Look up Choreography in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dance moves or Dance steps, are the building blocks of many dances. ... Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase practice makes perfect. Sports teams practice to prepare for actual games. ... In the humanities and social sciences, critical theory has two quite different meanings with different origins and histories, one originating in social theory and the other in literary criticism. ... Musical analysis can be defined as a process attempting to answer the question how does this music work?. The method employed to answer this question, and indeed exactly what is meant by the question, differs from analyst to analyst. ... HIStory – Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double album by American singer Michael Jackson released in June 1995 and remains Jacksons most conflicting and controversial release. ... This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... This article is about Arts as a group of disciplines. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Knowledge (disambiguation). ... Practice research is a form of academic research which incorporates an element of practice in the methodology or research output. ...

A full range of Academic degrees are available from BA (Hons) to PhD and other postdoctoral fellowships, with many dance scholars taking up their studies as mature students after a professional dance career. Ethnochoreology is the study of dance through the application of a number of disciplines such as Anthropology, Musicology, Ethnography, etc. ... This article is about the social science. ... Cultural studies is an academic discipline which combines political economy, communication, sociology, social theory, literary theory, media theory, film/video studies, cultural anthropology, philosophy, museum studies and art history/criticism to study cultural phenomena in various societies. ... Gender studies is a field of interdisciplinary study which analyzes the phenomenon of gender. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Postcolonial theory is a literary theory or critical approach that deals with literature produced in countries that were once, or are now, colonies of other countries. ... Ethnography ( ethnos = people and graphein = writing) is the genre of writing that presents varying degrees of qualitative and quantitative descriptions of human social phenomena, based on fieldwork. ... Dance therapy, or Dance movement therapy (sometimes referred to as choreotherapy), is the psychotherapeutic use of movement (and dance) for emotional, cognitive, social, behavioural and physical conditions. ... New Media is the marriage of mediated communications technologies with digital computers. ... Technology (Gr. ... Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is a system and language for understanding, observing, describing and notating all forms of movement. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... A postdoctoral (colloquially, post-doc) appointment is a usually temporary academic job held by a person who has completed his or her doctoral studies. ... A scholar is either a student or someone who has achieved a mastery of some academic discipline, perhaps receiving financial support through a scholarship. ... This article is about people called professionals. ...


Dance competitions

An amateur dancesport competition at MIT.
An amateur dancesport competition at MIT.

A dance competition is an organized event in which contestants perform dances before a judge or judges for awards and, in some cases, monetary prizes. There are several major types of dance competitions, distinguished primarily by the style or styles of dances performed. Major types of dance competitions include: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1793x1033, 1549 KB) You may select the license of your choice. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1793x1033, 1549 KB) You may select the license of your choice. ... “MIT” redirects here. ...

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Jazz dancers. ... Breakdance, an early form of hip hop dance, often involves battles, showing off skills without any physical contact with the adversaries. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Man tap dancing. ... So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance reality show and competition that is broadcast on the Fox Network, on Fox Japan, on CTV in Canada, on Living in United Kingdom and Ireland and on Network Ten in Australia. ... An amateur dancesport competition at MIT. Dancesport denotes dance as a sport activity. ... Gaskell Ball Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of partner dances, which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. ... The term Latin dance has two meanings, depending on whether the context is social or ballroom dance. ... For the video game based on the American series, see Dancing with the Stars (video game) International versions of Dancing with the Stars Dancing with the Stars is the name for a number of international television series based on the format of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. ... A young Highland Dancer demonstrates her form in the Scottish sword at the 2005 Bellingham (Washington) Highland Games The term Highland Dancing is used today to refer to a style of athletic solo dancing which evolved into its current form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of... Irish dancers at St. ...

Dance occupations

There are different careers connected with dancing: Dancer, dance teacher, dance sport coach, dance therapist and choreographer. Dance therapy, or Dance movement therapy (sometimes referred to as choreotherapy), is the psychotherapeutic use of movement (and dance) for emotional, cognitive, social, behavioural and physical conditions. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ...

Dancer

Dance training differs depending on the dance form. There are university programs and schools associated with professional dance companies for specialised training in classical dance (e.g. Ballet) and modern dance. There are also smaller, privately owned dance studios where students may train in a variety of dance forms including competitive dance forms (e.g. Latin dance, ballroom dance, etc.) as well as ethnic/traditional dance forms. A dance studio is a studio which is established to teach dance. ...


Professional dancers are usually employed on contract or for particular performances/productions. The professional life of a dancer is generally one of constantly changing work situations, strong competition pressure and low pay. Professional dancers often need to supplement their income, either in dance related roles (e.g., dance teaching, dance sport coaches, yoga or Pilates instruction) to achieve financial stability. The Pilates Method (or simply Pilates), pronounced // is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. ...


In the U.S. many professional dancers are members of unions such as the American Guild of Musical Artists, the Screen Actors Guild and Actors' Equity Association. The unions help determine working conditions and minimum salaries for their members. American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is a trade union that that represents opera, dance, and concert musicians. ... The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120,000 film and television principal performers and background performers worldwide. ... The Actors Equity Association (commonly simply Equity) is the trade union of American theatrical performers and stage managers. ...

See also: Health risks of professional dance
Dance teachers

Dance teacher and operators of dance schools rely on reputation and marketing. For dance forms without an association structure such as Salsa or Tango Argentino they may not have formal training. Most dance teachers are self employed. A dance studio is a studio which is established to teach dance. ...

Dancesport coaches

Dancesport coaches are tournament dancers or former dancesports people, and may be recognised by a dance sport federation.

Choreographer

Choreographers are generally university trained and are typically employed for particular projects or, more rarely may work on contract as the resident choreographer for a specific dance company. A choreographic work is protected intellectual property. Dancers may undertake their own choreography.


Dance by ethnicity or region

Main article: List of ethnic, regional, and folk dances sorted by origin

Dance in South Asia

Chennai dancers celebrating Adiperukku
Chennai dancers celebrating Adiperukku

Madras redirects here. ... Adiperukku is a unique Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi (mid July). ...

India

Main article: Dance in India

During the first millennium BCE in India, many texts were composed which attempted to codify aspects of daily life. In the matter of dance, Bharata Muni's Natyashastra (literally "the text of dramaturgy") is the one of the earlier texts. Though the main theme of Natyashastra deals with drama, dance is also widely featured, and indeed the two concepts have ever since been linked in Indian culture. The text elaborates various hand-gestures or mudras and classifies movements of the various limbs of the body, gait, and so on. The Natyashastra categorised dance into four groups and into four regional varieties, naming the groups: secular, ritual, abstract, and, interpretive. However, concepts of regional geography has altered and so have regional varieties of Indian dances. Dances like "Odra Magadhi", which after decades long debate, has been traced to present day Mithila-Orissa region's dance form of Odissi, indicate influence of dances in cultural interactions between different regions.[4] Classical Indian dance Dance in India has its origins in antiquity and continues in both classical and modern styles into the present. ... BCE redirects here. ... Bharata Muni was an ancient Indian writer whose life has been dated differently from the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century Ad. ... Natya Shastra is the classic Indian text of theater, acting, dance, music, and gesture. ... Natya Shastra is the classic Indian text of theater, acting, dance, music, and gesture. ... Contents // Categories: Stub ... Natya Shastra is the classic Indian text of theater, acting, dance, music, and gesture. ... , Orissa   (Oriya: ଓଡ଼ିଶା), is a state situated on the east coast of India. ... // Odissi dancer Monalisa Ghosh in front of the Sun temple in Konark Whatever mention Odissi has in caves and treatises, the living tradition of the Odissi dance form has been kept up by the Maharis and the Gotipuas. ...


From these beginnings rose the various classical styles which are recognised today. Therefore, all Indian classical dances are to varying degrees rooted in the Natyashastra and therefore share common features: for example, the mudras, some body positions, and the inclusion of dramatic or expressive acting or abhinaya. The Indian classical music tradition provides the accompaniment for the dance, and as percussion is such an integral part of the tradition, the dancers of nearly all the styles wear bells around their ankles to counterpoint and complement the percussion. Indian classical dance is a misnomer, and actually refers to Natya, the sacred Hindu musical theatre styles. ... Natya Shastra is the classic Indian text of theater, acting, dance, music, and gesture. ... Abhinaya or Abhinayam (Sanskrit: अिभनयम्) is the Sanskrit word for Acting. ...


Bhangra in the Punjab

Main article: Bhangra

The Punjab area overlapping India and Pakistan is the place of origin of Bhangra. It is widely known both as a style of music and a dance. It is mostly related to ancient harvest celebrations, love, patriotism or social issues. Its music is coordinated by a musical instrument called the 'Dhol'. Bhangra is not just music but a dance, a celebration of the harvest where people beat the dhol (drum), sing Boliyaan (lyrics) and dance. Bhangra (Punjabi: , IPA: ) is a lively form of music and dance that originated in India. ... This article is about the geographical region. ... Bhangra (Punjabi: , IPA: ) is a lively form of music and dance that originated in India. ...


Dances of Sri Lanka

Main article: Dances of Sri Lanka

The devil dances of Sri Lanka or "yakun natima" are a carefully crafted ritual with a history reaching far back into Sri Lanka's pre-Buddhist past. It combines ancient "Ayurvedic" concepts of disease causation with psychological manipulation. The dance combines many aspects including Sinhalese cosmolgy, the dances also has an impact on the classical dances of Sri Lanka.[5] The origin of the dances of Sri Lanka lies with the indigenous people of Sri Lanka, the Wanniyala-Aetto and yakkas (meant who did iron works). ... The origin of the dances of Sri Lanka lies with the indigenous people of Sri Lanka, the Wanniyala-Aetto and yakkas (meant who did iron works). ... Ayurveda (आयुर्वेद Sanskrit: ayu—life; veda—knowledge of) or ayurvedic medicine is a more than 2,000 year old comprehensive system of medicine based on a holistic approach rooted in Vedic culture. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...


In Europe and North America

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2408x1724, 1192 KB) Morris dancing in the grounds of Wells Cathedral, Wells, England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2408x1724, 1192 KB) Morris dancing in the grounds of Wells Cathedral, Wells, England. ... Cotswold morris with handkerchiefs A morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied with music. ... The west front, completed c. ... For other uses, see Wells (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Concert (or performance) dance

Main article: Concert dance

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Performance dance. ...

Ballet
Main article: Ballet

Ballet developed first in Italy and then in France from lavish court spectacles that combined music, drama, poetry, song, costumes and dance. Members of the court nobility took part as performers. During the reign of Louis XIV, himself a dancer, dance became more codified. Professional dancers began to take the place of court amateurs, and ballet masters were licensed by the French government. The first ballet dance academy was the Académie Royale de Danse (Royal Dance Academy), opened in Paris in 1661. Shortly thereafter, the first institutionalized ballet troupe, associated with the Academy, was formed; this troupe began as an all-male ensemble but by 1681 opened to include women as well.[2] For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ...


20th century concert dance

At the beginning of the 20th century, there was an explosion of innovation in dance style characterized by an exploration of freer technique. Early pioneers of what became known as modern dance include Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Mary Wigman and Ruth St. Denis. The relationship of music to dance serves as the basis for Eurhythmics, devised by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, which was influential to the development of Modern dance and modern ballet through artists such as Marie Rambert. Eurythmy, developed by Rudolf Steiner and Marie Steiner-von Sivers, combines formal elements reminiscent of traditional dance with the new freer style, and introduced a complex new vocabulary to dance. In the 1920s, important founders of the new style such as Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey began their work. Since this time, a wide variety of dance styles have been developed; see Modern dance. 20th century concert dance is the name given to a category of dance forms that include: Free dance Modern dance Expressionist dance Postmodern dance Dance improvisation Contemporary dance Dance theatre Dance technology Dance for camera Although technically 20th century concert dance, the following dance forms are considered under the separate... Modern dance is often performed in bare feet. ... Loie Fuller (Marie Louise Fuller) (January 15, 1862 to January 1, 1928) was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques. ... Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan (May 27, 1877 – September 14, 1927) was an American dancer. ... Mary Wigman (1886-1973), born Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann, was a German dancer, choreographer, and instructor of dance. ... Ruth St. ... Eurhythmics (also Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rhythmics) is an approach to the education of music that was devised by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. ... Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (July 6, 1865 - July 1, 1950), was a Swiss musician and educator who developed Eurhythmics, a method of learning and experiencing music through movement. ... Dame Marie Rambert was to exert a great influence on British ballet, both as dancer and teacher. ... Eurythmy is a movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner in the early 20th century. ... Rudolf Steiner. ... Marie Steiner-von Sivers was the wife of Rudolf Steiner and one of his closest colleagues. ... For the supercentenarian, see Martha Graham (supercentenarian). ... Doris Batcheller Humphrey (October 17, 1895 - December 29, 1958) was a famous dancer of the early twentieth century. ... Modern dance is often performed in bare feet. ...


The influence of African American dance

African American dances are those dances which have developed within African American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in dance studios, schools or companies and its derivatives, tap dance, disco, jazz dance, swing dance, hip hop dance and breakdance. Other dances, such as the lindy hop with its relationship to rock and roll music and rock and roll dance have also had a global influence. African American dances in the vernacular tradition (academically known as African American vernacular dance) are those dances which have developed within African American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in dance studios, schools or companies. ... African American dances in the vernacular tradition (academically known as African American vernacular dance) are those dances which have developed within African American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in dance studios, schools or companies. ... Man tap dancing. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Jazz dancers. ... Swing is a group of related street dances, that evolved from Lindy Hop. ... Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. ... A boy hitting (holding) a pike Breakdance (media coined phrase), also known as breaking, b-girling or b-boying, is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement that originated among African American youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early... Dancing the Lindy Hop at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Sacramento, California, USA (2006) Lindy Hop is an African American dance that evolved in New York City in 1927. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Acrobatic RocknRoll refers to a very sporty, competitive form of dance that originated from the lindy hop. ...


See also

A wide variety of dance occurs in Australia. ... A wide variety of dance occurs in Canada. ... Closely related to the development of American music in the early 20th century was the emergence of a new, and distinctively American, art form -- modern dance. ... A backup dancer is a dancer who dances with or behind the lead vocalist in a live musical performance, with other dancers, or alone, but not as the main star of a show. ...

Lists

Basic topics in dance include: // Main article: Dance The categories below are not mutually exclusive. ... This is a list of dance style categories. ... This page aims to list articles related to dance. ... Wikibooks:Dancing:Salsa:Rueda de Casino, for Salsa Rueda Wikibooks:Swing Dancing, for Swing dance Categories: Dance | Lists of wikibooks ... This is a list of choreographers Paula Abdul Alvin Ailey Richard Alston Robert Alton Gerald Arpino Frederick Ashton Fred Astaire Lea Anderson Jean Babilée George Balanchine Claude Balon Pina Bausch Stephen Baynes Pierre Beauchamp Paul Becker Michael Bennett Matthew Bourne August Bournonville Trisha Brown Christopher Bruce Nick Castle Jr. ...

Related topics

An American Ballroom Companion is an online collection of over two hundred social dance manuals at the Library of Congress related to the period of cca. ... Gaskell Ball Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of partner dances, which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. ... Dance theory is a fairly new term used by some music instructors and many modern dance instructors. ... African American dances in the vernacular tradition (academically known as African American vernacular dance) are those dances which have developed within African American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in dance studios, schools or companies. ...

Further reading

  • Adshead-Lansdale, J. (Ed) (1994) Dance History: An Introduction. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-09030-X
  • Carter, A. (1998) The Routledge Dance Studies Reader. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-16447-8
  • Cohen, S, J. (1992) Dance As a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History from 1581 to the Present. Princeton Book Co. ISBN 0-87127-173-7
  • Charman, S. Kraus, R, G. Chapman, S. and Dixon-Stowall, B. (1990) History of the Dance in Art and Education. Pearson Education. ISBN 0-13-389362-6
  • Daly, A. (2002) Critical Gestures: Writings on Dance and Culture. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-6566-0
  • Dils, A. (2001) Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-6413-3
  • Miller, James, L. (1986) Measures of Wisdom: The Cosmic Dance in Classical and Christian Antiquity, University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802025536

References

  1. ^ britannica
  2. ^ a b Nathalie Comte. "Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World". Ed. Jonathan Dewald. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. p94-108.
  3. ^ Guenther, Mathias Georg. 'The San Trance Dance: Ritual and Revitalization Among the Farm Bushmen of the Ghanzi District, Republic of Botswana.' Journal, South West Africa Scientific Society, v30, 1975-76.
  4. ^ Dance: The Living Spirit of Indian Arts, by Prof. P. C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet.
  5. ^ "The yakun natima - devil dance ritual of Sri Lanka" at WWW Virtual Library - Sri Lanka

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