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Focus
conscious and concentrate attention to particular point. sends energy and defines space.
Floor pattern
design drawn on floor as dancers travel
Direction
where dancers are moving
facing
spatial orientation with regard to body
level
distance from ground - registers drama
range
size of movement
shape
we are always responding to shape. Powerful essence
design
can be symmetric or asymmetric
symmetry
peace, stability security
asymmetry
subjects, tension and excitement
meter
measurment or rythmn
rhythm
can be determined by natural body breathing
regular and irregular
types of timing
natural ryhtmn
the rhythm of breathing
tempo
rate of speed at which movement is formed
accent
emphasis of a beat
percussive energy
big sharp blast of energy with ubrupt stops of energy
sustained energy
smooth and flowing
swinging energy
lifts out of gravity and releases back into gravity
suspension energy
reluctance to give into gravity
vibratory energy
rapid bursts and spurts of energy
collapsive energy
sudden release of energy
explosive energy
a big blast of energy where the energy is allowed to follow through
what is bound energy?
obviously see energy in the body that is not being released
What is flowing energy?
outward release of energy
what is form?
form is the position of your body
What is dynamic structure?
rise and fall of energy
What is style?
the way the dance is presented
Elements of Dance
Space, time and energy
What are some characteristics that define a lineage-based society?
Primitive, rituals
What occasions do lineage-based societies dance?
entrance into adolescence, courtship, marriage, birth, praise animals, communication with gods.
Why is dance so important to lineage-based societies.
religion ritual and social expression
What are some characteristics of dance in lineage-based societies?
leaping, stomping, twirling(LB)
Rite
prescribed form/manor governing the words and actions of a crememony(LB)
Ritual
where the rite are performed (LB)
Trance dance/ altered state
put performer in a trance like state(LB)
Shaman
religious practitioner who can heel or cause sickness because off spevial relationship with the spirits (LB)
Which society was the first to full record dance?
Egypt
T or F In egypt, dance was the chief medium of success
TRUE
Osiris
A dance that was done depicting the event was done often. was alsin and dimembered with the parts of his body hidden throughout the earth, followed by the search of his sister-wife (Isis) to find and bury the body of the god.
Egyptian Funeral Procession
a man dressed like and with a mask like the dead danced in front of the hearse.
What was the purpose of art through most of the history of Egypt?
entertainment
Crete
Dance of crete was for entertainment and military purposes.
Elements of Dance
Space, time and energy
What are some characteristics that define a lineage-based society?
Primitive, rituals
What occasions do lineage-based societies dance?
entrance into adolescence, courtship, marriage, birth, praise animals, communication with gods.
Why is dance so important to lineage-based societies.
religion ritual and social expression
What are some characteristics of dance in lineage-based societies?
leaping, stomping, twirling(LB)
Rite
prescribed form/manor governing the words and actions of a crememony(LB)
Ritual
where the rite are performed (LB)
Trance dance/ altered state
put performer in a trance like state(LB)
Shaman
religious practitioner who can heel or cause sickness because off spevial relationship with the spirits (LB)
Which society was the first to full record dance?
Egypt
T or F In egypt, dance was the chief medium of success
TRUE
Osiris
A dance that was done depicting the event was done often. was alsin and dimembered with the parts of his body hidden throughout the earth, followed by the search of his sister-wife (Isis) to find and bury the body of the god. E
Egyptian Funeral Procession
a man dressed like and with a mask like the dead danced in front of the hearse. E
What was the purpose of art through most of the history of Egypt?
entertainment E
Crete
Dance of crete was for entertainment and military purposes. E
Influences of Egypt
National Government, surgery, math, rise from lower class to upper class, women could own land
Queen Neferliti
ideal American beauty E
Egyptian dance categories
religious worship
funeral dances
entertainment
The golden mean
a law of proportion
crete
Greek Island where the earliest forms of Greek dancing were found G
Knossos
ancient city of Crete where evidence of dancing and gaming were found. G
Curetes
Dance that was first done to cover the sound of the crying baby Zeus so his father Cronos would not kill him (it was his mother Rhia's idea)G
Minotar
beast that is half man half horse G
Thesus
slayer of the minotar G
mousike
interconnection between dance, poetry and music G
Terpischore
She is the muse of dance G
What did Plato say about dance?
to be educated is to be able to dance G
What did Aristotle say about dance?
it was a moral training and was used to purge a youth's soul of undesirable emotions G
What functions did dance fill in Greek culture?
education, religious ritual, and entertainment (theatre)
How were people in Greece united?
Through dance- everyone of all classes did it
Greeks idea of unity
unity of the mind, spirit and body
what is the status of dance in Greek culture?
very high- those who could dnace well were thought to be gods
Pyrrhic dance
military dances
performed for both military training and entertainment G
Satyr
Part human/ part horse or goat. Known for riotousness. G
Kordax
provocative, licentious and often obscene dance of ancient Greek comedy G
Emmeleia
grave, serious type of dance, typically used for tragic themes; it embodied the code of symbolic gestures G
Sikinis
dance typical of the Greek satyr plays. Lively vigorous and disrespectful with much horseplay and acrobatic movement. G
Orchestra
performing area (not set of musical instruments) G
En travestie
cross dress- a theatrical portrayal of women by male actors in drag
Pantomimi
solo dancer with costumes and masks G
Podism
quick, shifting movements of the feet to train warrior for hand to hand combat
What was the status of dance in Hebrew culture?
celebration and worship
Apocrypha
collection of early Jewish writings excluded from the canon of the Hebrew scriptures H
Pesach
Passover H
Therapuete
ring dance H
Mysterplays
plays that told stories of the bible H
morality plays
plays that taught morals H
Asceticism
belief that someone is more righteous when they torture them self M
Flagellants
one who tortures themself
Dancing Devils
dancers who kept the audience entertained during scene changes M
Dance of Death
dance where death was the leader and took anyone who would come.
Dance Macabre
belief that the dead themselves liked to dance in church yards and cemeteries. the dead attempted to entice the living into ranks of their ghostly dancing but those who danced with them would die in a year
Danceomania
dance where people were stricken with madness until they died
Troubadors, Jongluers, Minnesingers
wondering entertainers eventually allowed to dance in court.
Morris Dance
Dances of spring
Carole
Dance peasants did outside of courts
Geranos
Crane Dance G
talmud
ancient rabbinic writing that provide a complex set of laws underlying traditional Judaisim, refers to dancing as the principal function of the angels