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1

Who are the forerunners of Modern Dance?

Francois Delsarte, Emile Jaques-Delcroze, Rudolph Von Laban

2

What are two important aspects of modern dance?

Non verbal communication/expression via movement
Individual creative expression

3

When did modern begin

20th century

4

Why did modern dance begin?

To rebel against Ballet
To return to the expressive motivations for dance

5

What were Isadora Duncan's contributions to modern dance?

Brought dance back to pre-theatrical roots of expression/spirituality/emotional state

6

What contributions came from Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn?

Created Denishawn Dance School the brought exotic dance forms to America and trained many next gen artists.

7

Who was Rudolph Von Laban?

creator of Laban's Movement Analysis and Labanotation (dance notation)

8

Who are the 4 dancers of Modern's 1st generation?

Martha Graham - Contraction and release technique for breathing
Doris Humphrey - Fall and recovery technique, use of gravity
Lester Horton - Strong technique wth whole body and anatomical approach
Mary Wigman - protege of Laban, dramatic choreography

9

What are the components and goals of modern dance?

1. Physical body techniques - body awareness, mastery/control
2. Craft of choreography - time, space, force
3. Philosophical/spiritual - expression of inner feelings, pure movement

10

Who are the 2nd gen Modern Dancers?

Graham, Humphrey, Horton, Wigman/Holm

11

What are the 3 trends for modern dance now from concert dance?

1. Blending theatrical forms of dance
2. Blending social and ethnic forms, sports and circus movements
3. Blending dance with other media such as film, technology and spoken word

12

What are the compositional elements of Modern and Post-Modern based on?

Laban's Movement Analysis (LMA)

13

What are the 6 components of LMA?

Space - place, level, size
Time - Speed, rhythm, accent, duration
Force - Weight, energy, flow
Body - Parts, relationships, shapes
Movement - 5 basic aerial steps, locomotor and non locomotor movement
Form - ABA, Rondo, Canon, Round

14

What are the 5 Basic Aerial Steps?

Jump, Leap, Hop, Assemble, Sissonne

15

Margery Turner Describes sources of choreographic motivation, what are they?

Auditory, Tactile, Visual, Kinesthetic, Intellectual, Physical

16

Margery Turner Describes sources of choreographic motivation, what are they?

Auditory, Tactile, Visual, Kinesthetic, Intellectual, Physical

17

Who is Alvin Ailey>?

Lineage from Lester Horton known for "Revelations"

18

What is Pilobolus?

Professional Modern Dance company
Uses improv and group collaboration

19

Who is Robert Desrosiers?

Choreographer responsible for "Blue Snake"