Flashcards in Lectures 1, 2, 3 Deck (19)
What is an example of a goal directed study of dance?
How High or How Fast
Dance is part of (7)
Religion, Power, Theater, Spiritual Exploration, Intoxication/Trance, Self Expression, Form of Fitness
Who said " Dance is the mother of all arts" ?
3 aspects of body Movement
Time: Speed/Rhythm manipulations
Space: Medium in which the body moves, designs, acts
Effort: dynamics and amount of force expended
What is dance?
Functions and Roles of Dance (10)
3 forms of Dance and an example of each
Folk/Ethnic: Cultural or National
Social: Jive, Waltz, Square
Artistic: Ballet, Jazz, Modern
What is sympathetic magic and what age is it from?
SM is the idea of taking power or becoming more inline with a divine power by performing an act or ritual.
Examples: Karma, Synchronicity
From the Paleolithic Age
Why did Christianity forbid dance and how did dance survive?
Forbade dance because the end of the world was near and people needed to prepare their souls not their bodies.
Dance survived through Morality plays, which were used to disseminate information and educate since the public couldn't read.
What is a Morris Dance?
Early folk dance that celebrates the passage of seasons and life and/or allegorical battles good and evil.
What is Dancing Mania and what was the name of it that was seen in Italy?
Occurred in England and seen as groups danced until they collapsed from exhaustion to ward of evil (seen also as speaking in tongues and foaming from the mouth).
Seen in Italy as the Tarantella.
What is Folk/Ethnic Dance
Statement of Identity, Unification of group members, Used to pass on traditions of groups
What are the 4 things that dance reflects about culture
Movement (gestures - think hands of Apsera) , Music (Cultural musical arrangements), Costumes (Traditional cloths), Male/Female relationships
What is Folk Dance and what is the Folk Process?
Applied to dances of European Origin (Folk=People) meaning Dance for the People.
The Folk Process sees dances change, adapt, and alter overtime with performance
Is dance static?
What is the purpose of Folk Dance?
Pass on tradition
Statement of Identity
Traditionally not formally studied but this is changing
Reveals self image
What is Ethnic dance
Forms of Folk dance that is applied to group dances from non-western tribal rituals. MORE Static than folk
AKA Nationality Dance
Where does one see social dance and what are the 4 types?
Social Dance appears in current culture and the 4 types are, Courtship, Work, War and Communal.