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A New Form Of Modern Dance In The 1920's

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Modern dance is a form of a dance that employs a special technique for the developing the use of the entire body in movements expression of abstract ideas. Modern dance is a dance that has. a particular style and form. It was primarily originated in Germany and in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modern dance does not have strict rules as classical ballet but instead it is focus on expressing the inner feelings. Modern dance came to America in the 20th century. A number of choreographers and dancers rebelled against two forms of dances at that time, which was ballet and vaudeville. They wanted to be recognize as artists rather than simply entertainers. The pioneers of modern dance in America were Lois Fuller, Isadora Duncan. Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn. The first generation of modern dance swept America during the 1920's. A new form of theatrical dancing. The ground work had been laid developing the art as it is known today. It was introduced by Martha Graham, Mary Wigman, Hanga Holon, Doris Humphrey and others The second generation of modern dance included such artist as Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Jose Liman, Katherune Dunhana, Pearl Primers, Alvin Ailey, Anna Halprin, Yvonne Rainer and Toyla Tharp. …show more content…

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  • Explains that modern dance employs a special technique for the development of the entire body in movements expression of abstract ideas. it originated in germany and in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Explains that the pioneers of modern dance in america were lois fuller, isadora duncan, ruth st denis and ted shawn.
  • Explains that modern dance today is more sophisticated in techniques and technology. it is a fusion of multiple dance styles and forms as demonstrated by choreographers mark morris, ohad naharin and shen wei.
  • Explains that modern dance moves in a free, almost improvisational style, with controlled falls and other interesting interplays of body weight and gravity.
  • Explains that the flowing movements and dramatic appearance of modern dance sometimes cross over to the ballet stage, bringing a note of seriousness to ballet performance.
  • Explains that the term body half is associated with bartenieff fundamentals and developmental movement patterns.
  • Explains that the book basic concepts in modern dance gives them a better understanding of what modern dance is all about.

There is a softer dividing line between modern dance and ballet. Modern dance today has become a fusion of multiple dance styles and forms as demonstrated by choreographers , Mark Morris, Ohad Naharin and Shen Wei. There are many dance terminology, to name a few with their meanings are as follows: Attotude - a position in which weight is supported on one leg with the other leg lifted either in front or behind with knee bent and turned out. Jump - a rising into the air landing on both feet at the same time . Tempo - speed how fast or slow and Choreography - a dance

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