Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

43 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
sequence of movements
person responsible for devising arranging, and setting the movement for dancers
anything composed of two parts
division into two mutually or contradictory groups
embedded knowledge
bodies have an intellect of their own. We come to know certain things with and through our bodies.
dancers develop systems for teaching and transmitting moves to others (naming steps, devising rules, manuals, visuals
dancers adopt moves performed by others
mixture/fusion of two of more different things
African influences
concerts, practicies, attitudes, carms tat have roots in africa
a systematic denial of africanist influences on amerian culture; caused by historical and ongoing racial segregation and discrimination
George Balanchine
Russian born ballet choreographer. Pinoeer of American ballet.
BDG's 5 africanist principles
1. embracing the conflict
2. polycentrism/polyrythm
3. high-affect juxtaposition
4. ephebism
5. the Aesthetic of cool
embracing the conflict
-aesthetic of contraviety
-ebracing difference and dissonance rhather than erasing or resolving it
-pairing of opposites
-multiple centers operate simultaneously; movement emenates from any part of the body
-multiple rhythms kept in the body at same time
high-affect juxtaposition
-use of jaring contrasts without transactions to smooth out abrupt changes between moodes, attitudes, movements
from "ephebe" ancient greek word for youth
-prower, vitality, flexibility, drive, attack
The Aesthetic of the cool
-all embracing attitude that combines composure with utality
-"hot" movemnts done with "cool" attitude
-effortful movement with effortless look on the face
Earl "snake hips" Tucker
African American novelty dance popular in swing era of 1920s and 30s
Josephine Backer
in siren of the troups (1927) African american jazz dancer in popular in pansin 1920s and 30s
The way the dance sets itself apart as a unique event
-announcement of event
-placement w/in overall program
-beginning and ending
-dancers focus or prize
Mode of representation
the wa the dance refers to the world
the way the dance acheives an individual identity in the world and in its genre
the basic units or moves from which the dance is made
the rules governing the selection and combination of moves.
fleeting, impermanent, lasting a short time
Ulysses Dove
-Episode (1987)
modern dance choreographer
Vernon and Irene Castle
famous husband and wife ballroom dance couple (1912-1918) popularized dances like fox trot, grizzly bear, castle walk
New Woman
Irene castle was this symbol
-less restrictive clothing
-bobbed hair
-sexual enjoyment
Darktown follies (1913)
began the end of white producers going to harlem to borrow black jazz dances
african american social and theatrical dance that became national craze in 1920s (running wild)
Shuffle Along (1921)
major financial success; featured chorus girls performing fast, rhythmic, dancing
oaklahoma (1943)
-music by rodgers and hammerstein
-choreography by Agnes Demille
Agnes Demille
-ballet and odern traned dancer
-changed the role of dance in musicals by making it integral to the plot
west side story (1957)
based on shakespeares romeo and juliet
-choreography by Jerome robbins
Jerome Robbins
celebrated choropgrapher of ballet and musicals
dance sport
highly stylized version of ballroom dancing performed in competition circuit across U.S., Europe, and Asia
Blackface Minsterlsy
stage practice in which white male entertainers darkened their face and performed impressions of black music and dance.
promenade couple dance involving high stepping and kicking in mockery of white high society
buck and Wing
comination of suffles and jigs.
-top-hybrid dance form derived from African and irish cultures; distringuished by its rhythm, made audible in feet.
Thomas “Daddy” rice-white
performer who blackened his face and performed “jump jim crow” in 1820s.
Willson Henry Lane *Mester Juba)
-free balck performer who helped give birth to tap dance by combining African American folk dances and Irish jig steps in 1840.
Bert Williams
- West Indian born vaudeville performer famous for his comic pantomimes; helped poularieze the cakewalk with his partner george Walker.
In Dchomey (1903)
- First all-black musical on braodway.