The historical time periods of Renaissance and Baroque helped shape ballet into the form of dance that it is today. These two periods had many similarities, but also, many differences. The transition between the Renaissance period to the Baroque period was smooth and crucial in developing how ballet is danced, performed and viewed today. The idea of dance has come a long way over the last couple of centuries; moreover, modern-day dance would not be what it is today without these historical periods. There was a drastic change in dance technique during the 14th and 15th century specifically between the Renaissance and Baroque period regarding complexity, how the dances were viewed and the physical movement.
El Tango originated in 19th century Spain. It was influenced by various things and eventually in the 20th century became the modern Tango in Argentina. A mix of minuet dances, polkas, and African influences all went into developing the Tango. The dance became popular in poor neighborhoods in Argentina and was known as “music/dance of the immigrants”. The dance is multiple different styles of dance because there are many types of Tangos.
A dance film, on the other hand, employs dance as a main character with a more pivotal role in the transformation of the protagonist. Thus, in Shall We Dansu?, because it is an active force in the narrative with human-like characteristics, such as being shrouded in shame, ballroom dance becomes an initiator of intimacy. In Salsa and DanceSport, McMains explains Mexican-American Giselle Fernandez’s need for a creation of an alter ego despite already being
Differing from the tango, Milonga is danced more rhythmically than dramatically. The two styles of Milonga, Milonga Lisa and Milonga Traspie, determine weather the dance is stepped on each beat of the music(Milonga Lisa) or the weight of each foot is transferred to eachother in double time or three steps in two beats to reflect the music. A common movement used when dancing the Milonga is where the follower(the female) will slide her left foot back and the male will lead his right foot forward. Another movement is a sudden pause. These suggestive pauses are called ‘Cortes’.
His musical accompaniment varies by region and socio-cultural stratum. It is usually often performed by large groups of people even though it is a dance of two. The dance begins as many pairings dancing about and eventually the dancers will form a large circle with one couple in the middle. There are several formations that the dancers will go in and out of throughout the dance such as an arch for couples to pass through or an enclosed circle. The steps are very fast and intricate stamping movements.
In America, Martha Graham (The Queen of Modern), Rudolph von Laban ( Time Energy and Space), and Alvin Ailey (Gospel or Lyrical Spiritual dance) developed and are developing for human movement and methods of instruction that led to the development of modern and expressionist dance. The reason that modern dance is so popular is because it 's the ability to move your body in a way that is comfortable to you. Also people in that time were trying to get out of the strictness of ballet and wanted to be more free in there dancing. The society change during the 20th century changed in the dance style. Several changes were based on political and civil rights, even though dance was used to entertainment people.
According to Julia De Burgos (2013) video ‘Bomba Puerto Rican Dance” Bomba is described as a traditional musical style from Puerto Rico. It was created through mixture of three different cultures, as african and Taino cultures. Its rhythm is created by playing two or more drums. Also, this video states that Bomba used to be played during weddings and those who dance it creates a conversation with their movements. Based on this video, men and women had a lot of differents by dancing Bomba.
However, some may argue that the reliance on sexuality does not celebrate a women agency because it is demeaning to women and prolongs the stereotype that women are just eye candy/sexual objects. I do not agree with this because everyone has the right to do as they please with their body as long as it does not harm them or society. In my opinion, sexuality is not the most significant aspect of the femme fatale characters, it is the emotional manipulation. 2. After reading chapters 1 -12 I concluded that Cora is indeed a “femme fatale” because she is both sexually attractive from Frank’s perspective and has a habit of complicating things for the men who love her (Frank Chambers
In its strictest sense, flamenco refers to a performing art complex that utilizes a specific song style that is accompanied by a form of dance. Moreover, it is believed that the term “flamenco” could have been derived from the same words as “fire” or “flame”. The dance employs expressive arm movements and rhythmic stamping in order to convey various emotions. It is mainly meant to entertain an audience by entrancing them with romantic and sensual gestures. At the time of the traditionalist movement, dance styles such as ballet were admired and appreciated due to their strict and rigid programs.
At that time, Tango songs were made of violin, flute, guitar or tangos played in a brothel and cabarets. The first great Tango hit was written by Angel Villoldo in 1905, a singer with his guitar. The name of the hit song “El Choclo”was recognized by people as a pure Tango song. He is the most influential Tango artist that introduced Samba. As matter of fact because of the massive European immigration, it brought a wave of Italians to Buenos Aires, most of them coming from Naples, evolving the Tango into a more lyrical version (Denniston) Besides the music, a driving force for Tango was the dance and at that time the dance introduced the Tango to the world.
As people come and go from one place to another, they bring their customs with them. Soon enough their customs spread, such as dancing. Dancing is very different based on where it comes from. Africans came from many different places and then they settled in the United Kingdom. This particular group of people had a great impact on Britain, mostly on the dance culture of this country.
Dance brings all different types of people together and connects them for a single occasion. Some will go see dance as a form of entertainment and others to view it as an art; and it is often disputed as to whether a dance is created to suite one of these personalities specifically. As shared in the talk back for BYU Dance in Concert, an entertainment dance is viewed as “spectacular and dazzling” where as an artistic dance is expressed though an “emotional idea” and requires “deeper thinking”. This can be seen as a problem because some dances are amazing to watch, but also present a new thought or idea in a person’s mind. Dance can be seen as separate genres of entertainment and art, but also can come together to present an even stronger and
Dancing gave women a way to break free from the “isolated” way of life. Women could dress more comfortable. However; to people in an older age group, young and rebellious women that would participate in their “free way of life”, were known as “flappers”. Women often wore corsets and other clothing that exposed their arms and legs. At that time, cosmetics, were not accepted into American society because of the association with prostitution that which later on became very
The performance consists of light and dark skinned dancers. I think it is a great way to introduce Rumba from Cuba. Over time the gestures of men and woman has changed and more women are engaged in performing themselves. In the yambu dance the woman is being distracted by a man’s arm or leg. Although they’re different elements of Cuban music when the style of Rumba changes, so does the dance.
The choreographies presented at the Cornish Dance Theater were very distinct from each other, though choreographers from both pieces put much effort on communicating devices to best deliver their intended-visions to the audiences. In MIXeD mEdia, the stage was decorated into a narrowed, light-colored setting in addition to the ballet performance, making the overall impression of the performance to be somewhat joyful and relaxing. Similarly, in Cannot Be Undone, the choreographer not only had music altering between strong-beats-fast-pace and sentimental-style-slower-pace, but also utilized varied lighting design in addition to props for creating sensational impacts. Although the two choreographers structured the performance with very different way, I believe that their intentions and motivations were alike after viewing and sharing