Yasmine Amour: The Differences Between Lyrical And Classical Chinese Dance

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The comparison in cultures/transitions between Lyrical and Classical Chinese Dance

Lyrical (familiar) and Classical Chinese Dance (unfamiliar):

Classical Chinese dance is one branch of the arts that uses the body as a performance medium. The dance uses the human body 's natural ability and drives it into motion. In other words, in this dance form, only when inner feelings drive the body, full expression is achieved. Which is extremely similar to lyrical dance form, as lyrical is essentially a dance style created from a fusion of jazz and ballet dance techniques. It is usually a bit faster than ballet, however not as fast as jazz.The Russian method for lyrical dance used focuses on back strength and the fluidity of the arms. Classical Chinese dance as well as lyrical dance test the abilities of the body to create lots of impactful emotions through slow, soft and fluid moves.

The movements of both lyrical and classical Chinese dance are rich in their abilities to express a variety of feelings, (happiness, sadness, anger, fear, grief etc).
Since lyrical dance mainly focuses on the expressiveness of the dancer, there is less concentration on precision and more on individual style. However, the inspiration for many movements of lyrical dance usually link to the expressions and emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of a specific song, which again is very similar in the way in which the movement content in classical Chinese dance is created as well as

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