MAIN BODY In this essay I will examine whether modern dance, although influenced and evolved from the political and social situations of the time, is only necessary to reflect only political messages. Every choreographer, like every artist, is influenced by the stimuli of his everyday life and expresses, through his works, his own concerns. He has the need to create, and to share with the audience, any event that is moving him, troubles him and makes him angry. His work is to be able to awaken the
movement for choreography. This ideology references the modern era of choreographers, moving away from the aesthetics of Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham who worked with codified techniques, virtuosity and expressionism, whereas Brown saw dance as being of greater importance to the physical and mental process of the performer. Born in Aberdeen, Washington and studying dance at Mills College in California, Brown took improvisational workshops with Anna Halprin, discovering the concept of task orientated
Throughout this analytical essay I will discuss, analyse and conclude the work of two contemporary modern dance pioneers, Alvin Ailey and Katherine Dunham. I will pay particular attention to the era 1935-1980 and focus on socio elements of this time period, using relevant literature to support my findings. The twentieth century dramatically changed the way people viewed and perceived dance and gave us contemporary modern dance as we know it. Modern dance allowed movement that was representative of
She was known worldwide for many things. She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry. She was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She was and still is a woman that people look up to. Many people know her as Maya Angelou. Born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri she was named Marguerite Johnson nicknamed “Maya” by her brother; her surname is
Courtney Conigatti Sid Sachs Modern and Contemporary Art April 28, 2014 Dance As Propaganda: Why We Dance A playful dance style was spawned during post-Hiroshima Japan and would become one of the most groundbreaking and sought after movements in recent dance history. The technique is often risqué and obscene as its roots can be traced back to dance legend and taboo masters Hatzumi Hajikata and his partner, Kazuo Ohno. Because human beings are a part of this planet, Hijikata wanted this technique
Dance is the universal language of the soul. Dance speaks of the truest inner feelings and life experiences of a dancer. Every dancer and/or choreographer will grow up to have a very distinctive style and set of unique techniques, dance values, and teaching methods to be followed. The dancer whom we will be analyzing in this paper is a pioneer of modern dance, Lester Horton. He was born on January 23rd, 1906 in Indianapolis, Indiana (Segal, 1998). He had moved to California to create dances and had
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". This is a famous quote written by Maya Angelou. Angelou is known as one of the most influential African women of all times (Maya 1). She is best known for her famous poems about injustices, tribulations, and experiences that she went through. For instance, Still I Rise, Phenomenal Woman, and I know why the caged bird sings, are some of her examples (Maya 2).