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ted shawn paralyzed from

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waist down

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ted shawn

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father of american dance

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ted shawn made dance film

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dance of the ages.

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ted shawn married

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ruth st denis

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ruth and ted formed

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denishawn school of dancing

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shawn pioneered

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  • masculine style of dance
  • open stance and thrusting motions
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thrusting motions by ted shawn exemplified

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heroic and free masculinity

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ted shawn taught

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ballet folk ethnic dance styles

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jacobs pillow

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ted shawn founded first all male dance school

fixture of innovation within NA dance community

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ted shawn drew inspiration from

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indigneous peoples of nations, mostly influenced by north america and ancient greece

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ted shawn significant pieces

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invocation of the thunderbird,
xochital,
ponca indian dance,
hopi indian eagle dance,
maori war haka
death of adnois
kinetic molpai

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innovation of the thunderbird

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showed interest in amerindian traditions anf masculine movments

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cosmic dance of shiva

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portrayed the hindu god shiva
convey 5 principals of eternal energy

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5 principls of eeternal energy

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creation
presrrvation
destruction
ullusion
emancipation

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xochitl

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featured martha graham

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death of adonis

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performed nude, fig leaf over penis, skin painted white like ancient greek statue

demonstrates greek philosophy, mythology and art and ancient greeks views on male beauty

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kinetic molpai

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inspired. by greek ceremonies and athletic strenghts (lifts, poses, rigid movements

choreo to show themes of conflict and harmony by dividing dance into opposing groups

showed struggle, death, rebirth

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ted shawn contributions to dance

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brought message of mind and body throguh danc and eastern styles of dance to the west

promoting dance as a masculine art

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ruth st.denis began as

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a skirt dancer

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ruth st denis style

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appreciation of eastern culture and spirituality

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denishawn notable dancers

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charles weidman
doris humphrey
martha graham

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denishawn technique

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not only study dance but other physically and spiritual practices like yoga

promoted “synochoric orchestra” each individual interpreted the sounds of a single instrument through movement

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denishawn school closed because

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divorce

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ruth st denis significant works

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radha
incense
the cobras
the peacock
the nautch
the yogi
o-mika

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radha

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based on hindu mythology and the milkmaid radha who offered a dance of the senses as a gift to the gods

involves decoratd sets, full skirts, bare feet

attempted to convey concept of samadhi – mediataitve self awareness in buddhist hindu practises

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incense

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used incense smoke in movements

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the cobras

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portrayed a snake charmer in a bazaar with her arms

snake like movements

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the peacock

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tells indian legnd of a woman who was turned into a pacock

portrayed by graceful moving of arms and jerking neck and colourful costume

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the nautch

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set in a palace as she acts as entertainment for the rajah

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the yogi

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conveying concept of samadhi as meditators journey to inner peace

height of her spiritual works

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o-mika

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japensese dance drama portraying the strength and beauty of jap women in dance

telling the legend of the buddha

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ruth st denis contributions to dance

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reffered to the first lady or queen of modern dance

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ruth st denis movements inspired by

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bringing eastern influences to west – goemetric movments inspired by egyptian hieroglyphs

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martha graham

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finding new movmtns such as body contractions and sharp angular gestures to convey emotion

importance on passion over techinque

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martha created

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martha graham dance company

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the graham technique

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opposite to restrictive teachings of ballt

  • create tension through contraction and release – like breathing cycle
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contraction started in

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gut

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martha graham goal was to

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express emotion and innr conflict through movement

using weight

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martha graham named

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dancer of the century in 20th century

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martha graham significant works

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lamentation
frontier
appalachian spring
seraphic dialogue
clytemnestra

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lamentation

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explored theme of loss and mourning
wear tube of fabric only hands and feet were seen

most powerful solos

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frontier

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exploration of american identity of women living on the western frontier of america

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appalachian spring

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exemplifed ambition and inerest in american themes

showing the struggles of everyday life for people in the appalchian region

interactive and decorative sets

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seraphic dialogue

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convey her spritiual journey through danced dialouges representing moments in her life

ode to joan of arc

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clytemnestra

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exploring myth of the trojan war and themes of greek mythology

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who created marthas sets

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isamu noguchi – sculptor of her 3d sets and 2d backdrops

created imaginary landscape

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martha quote

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dance is the hidden language of the soul and body

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martha contributions to dance

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graham technique influential in modern dance

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martha is called

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mother of modern dance

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phrase

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smallest unit of overall form in dance

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pattern

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movement outline

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order

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placement of seperate items in a sequence

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sequence

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order in which related movements follow eachother

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transition

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movement connection that functions as a link between actions

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style

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characteristic movements of choreographer or dance

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stylization

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depiction of a movement
luigi – fosse

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lyrical

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poetic, flowing quality

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adage

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slow and graceful

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allegro

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fast and lively

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quality

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distinct attribute or characteristic

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organic

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naturally developing movement - earthy

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improvisation

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exploration used to discover new movement

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twist

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non-locomotor movement in opposite ends of body move in diff directions

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turn

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locomotor and nonloco movement in which the body changes postion by rotating

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pirouette

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pivot around the axis on one leg

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soutenu

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turn around the axis on two feet

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chaines

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chain (series) of travelling turns

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movement qualites

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sustain
swing
suspend
collapse
percussive
vibratory

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primary qualities

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sustain swing percussive

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sustain

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smooth, continuous, unaccented
controlled, gliding, lengthening

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swing

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momentum with pendular undrcurve
swya, whirl, fluid

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percussive

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noises, punch, kick, stomp, clap

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secondary qualities

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suspend, collapse, vibratory

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suspend

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momentary sense of hanging or holding
hold, pause, float, stretch

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collapse

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giving into gravity
drop, sink, melt, release

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vibratory

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shaking