Flashcards in Social Dance Deck (24)
Where did social/ballroom develop from?
from Pre classic court dances
What are the early social/ballroom dances?
What is the Branle Dance?
Social dance also known as the Branle Brawl which included pantomimes
An old french folk dance accompanied by singing
What is the Basse?
The Basse Danse or "Low Dance"
Popular court dance in 15th and 16th century that used Hemiola
PRECURSOR FOR PAVANE
What is Hemiola?
When dance couples moved quietly and gracefully in a slow gliding or walking motion raising or lowering their bodies
Where did Pavane Dance come from?
Pavane means "Peacock", the dance had elaborate dress
What is the Galliard?
Light hearted and vigorous court dance performed in triple time
What is a variant of the Galliard?
a Queen Elizabeth I Variation
When is the Galliard performed?
After the Pavane
What is the Minuet?
Dignified couples dance from french folk
Bows and Curtsies
Popular with aristocracy
What are the 19th century social dances?
Polka and Waltz
What are the 20th century social dances?
21st century Trends ~ ie Break Dancing
1900's performed to Ragtime
1920's Performed to Dixieland Jazz, partners were separate for this tricky dance that involved kicks
1930's and 40's Performed to Big Band, partners were together and this was often done for dance marathons
1930's Latin Dance Banned for being revolutionary
1930's Latin Dance from Bazil
1930's Latin Dance from Cuba
Country Western Dance
What do performance arts reflect?
Cultures needs and values
Dancers health concerns
Stresses similar to athletes
ballet dancers at risk to eating disorder to maintain body type
dance medicine has become a specialty for dancers