A Compare And Contrast Essay On Tango And Japanese Dance

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Krump and Tango are two very styles of dances. Krump is a street dance consisting of high energy movements made to express yourself. Tango is a partnered dance to form a connection between two partners, usually a man and a women. Although they were both made to express feelings, they are different kinds of feelings. Krump was made to release anger or aggression in a nonviolent way. It’s full of very intense gestures while the Tango was made to form an intimate connection between two partners. Krump was later influenced by a dance called Clowning. This style of dance was done by Thomas Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown. However, Tango wasn’t influenced by another style of dance. Tango was made in Argentina and Uruguay in the 1800s because …show more content…
The social contexts of both dances are different as well. Krump used to be done in the streets, since it’s a street dance, but now it’s done in studios, at competitions, or seen in movies or music videos. Tango is danced at parties, events or for performances. The spiritual context of Krump is to release bad energy that people may have bottled up or to let loose. Tango’s spiritual context is to just have fun and connect with one another. The Tango is more of a cultural dance while Krumping is seen in music videos and movies around the world. Although, the Tango is a cultural dance it can still be used for all cultures to have fun. Krump is still used heavily in today’s society because it’s used to get out anger which someone could have on any topic in their everyday life. Such as political and social issues. The Tango and Krump have many differences but are also similar in some ways. Both dances have similar dance elements. Such as, their strongness and suddenness because both styles are powerful and sharp, just in different ways. Krump is more indirect because there isn’t much of a pattern, it’s mostly a free style dance. Tango has more of a pattern for it to flow better. The main body parts used in both dances

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