Essay About Jive Dance

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LATIN AMERICAN AND BALLROOM DANCE: ASSIGNMENT 2 COMPARISON BETWEEN JIVE AND KATHAK Jive Kathak Origin • The roots of Jive come from African-American cultural dance, originating in the United States. The name was defined as meaning foolishness or gibberish, and hence Jive is fun, fast and crazy form of dance. It primarily became famous during World War II. It was recognized as a much more energetic version of the Jitterbug, which was already well known as a swing dance style. Jazz musicians loved to play Jive music in the 1930s and 1940s. During the war, the soldiers belong from USA danced the Jive and it gradually became a major trend there, especially among the younger generations. • When Jive began to enter social dance competitions, it underwent…show more content…
This is because the dance includes a lot of spinning, flipping and lifting of the partner. Modified costumes have become very creative with different cuts and combinations. • Women wear knee-length dresses that are designed with full and flowing skirts for easy movement, while men wear tight shirts and light-weight pants for swing dancing to keep the men cool and fresh while dancing. • Not much jewellery is used while performing Jive. • Kathak costumes can be heavily designed with contrast colours. They are designed with a flair which is such that it spreads beautifully during spins. • Commonly, women wear a ‘ghagra-choli’ which consists of an ankle-length skirt and a tight-fitted blouse. Also, an “anarkali” is worn which is the Mughal attire. It is a chudidaar-kameez, that is, tight-fitted pants and the kameez or kurta is flaired at the bottom like the skirt and tight at the waist. In both outfits, a dupatta or scarf is taken across the chest. The traditional costume of men is to be bare-chested with a dhoti below. However, another style is a chudidar-kurta with a scarf tied around the

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