Essay On Figueroa's Frame Work

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Australia’s perception of dance is determined by societies cultural values which also influence individual values

Hook: Dancing in Australia has until recent times been seen as a famine sport with male participation being frowned upon. By breaking down Figueroa’s frame work we are able to see how the influences in society affects ‘dancers’ in their sport.

History of dance:
Australian dance has been influences including the traditions and history of dance as an art form, as well as the different cultures and trends in society. Australian dance is an important part of Indigenous Australians' cultural traditions. It is reflected and reinterpreted in the work and creativity of various Aboriginal and Islander dance companies which formed from …show more content…

The frame work is set up in five levels Cultural, Structural, Institutional, Interpersonal, Individual. This means the athlete at the individual level has an impact from all four other levels with the main one being Cultural. The Cultural level brings the ideals of the media, gender stereotypes and the media.

Gender …show more content…

Sport requires participants to be competitive, courageous, determined, muscular, powerful and strong. These qualities are largely associated with male gender. Men have been expected to show these characteristics to be truly masculine. The stereotypes portrayed in dance while requiring strength also require rhythm, flow, poise and dignity leaning more towards feminine traits rather than male. Attendance numbers in dance support this, (Australian Bureau of Statistics) ‘In the 12 months to April 2009, there were approximately 348,500 females and 41,900 males aged 5 to 14 years in Australia who participated in dancing’. Gender stereotypes supports hegemonic

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