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    recognizable by almost all. Ballet requires years of training, which is often expensive. Most people who went to see ballet performances were wealthy middle and upper-class citizens. Isadora Duncan believed dance should correspond to the human form and resemble all the gifts and woes of nature. She thought dance should be improvised, free flowing, and liberating.…

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    With a fervent heart and free spirit, the passion embodied in Isadora Duncan extended far beyond the boarders of dance and even beyond the barriers of time. Her mere existence was an insurgent force against the rigidity of ballet as she disregarded the idea of pointe shoes and a corset, and began dancing barefoot as a profound form of personal expression. Having grown up in the United States, the time period in which Isadora was in her prime completely rejected originality. The basis of her…

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    in creating the mood for the dance. For the set they used just a plain orange backdrop. They also used soft lights that highlight the dances’ faces to show the emotional side of the piece. The music they used for this performance was “ Remembering Noor ” by Jocelyn Pook. This song had a tribal theme to it because of the chanting throughout the song.When you listen to the song you can hear all the emotion the artist put into the song. During the performance when there was a dramatic part in the…

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    a different take on dancing. Although modern dance is known to be improper, there are many different elements that make up modern dance. These elements include techniques that basically give structure to modern dance. Some of these techniques include the graham technique which is a contraction and release, and the Horton technique which is laterals and flexibility. There are many more techniques which pertain to modern dance made by famous pioneers of early modern dance. Another person who…

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    1). In contrast to the structure of ballet would you consider the early onset of modern dance relative to feminist ideals? Please support your thoughts based on the required textbook reading and any outside research you may have investigated. I would not consider the early onset of modern dance relative to feminist ideals because in the textbook said that “Isadora was teaching ballroom dancing to Californians in need of social polish.” That is mean that people can dance and they do not have to…

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    American dance is defined by the manifestations of central and Western Africa and European aesthetic. It is built on the idea that dance is a platform for self-expression thus it is bound to change and develop based on the needs, interests, personalities and desires of the dancers. Likewise, the social and political issues rampant in society play a significant role in its evolution. It began as a revolt against the confining rules of the society and over the years, rebellion has become one of…

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    Who is Martha Graham and why was she significant to modern dance? Modern dance was developed in the early twentieth century in the state of America. It was established by both Ruth St Denis and Isadora Duncan. In the early 1900 many changes occurred in relation to theoretical dance. Martha Graham was one of the early pioneers who made a significant change to the way people dance by creating a new style/language of dance. Martha graham was born in 1984 on the 11th of May in Pittsburgh. Graham has…

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    Throughout this essay, An investigation of the works of Hofesh Shechter: Gender in dance will be discussed, and elaborating on If the piece ‘Cult’ and Shechter’s choreography in the piece challenge stereotypical representations of gender or reinforce them? An intention of descriptive analysis of Shechter’s work will be considered, also. A discussion on gender in dance and how it has affected recent times. Hofesh Shechter is a choreographer. “The person who constructs or designs a dance. The…

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    Art Of Healing

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    The Art of Healing was performed by the Ailey Ⅱ company in the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, which started at 7:30pm on October 28th, 2016. The show started at 7;30 pm and lasted for about one an hour and a half. And it included three dances and two intermissions. The dances were Circular, Sketches of Flames, and Revelations. Circular and Sketches of flames are newly choreographed dances by Jae Man Joo and Bridget L. Moore respectively. While Revelations is was originally choreographed by…

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    The AXIS Dance Company

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    On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, I had the pleasure of viewing AXIS Dance Company. The show was help at the NJPAC in Newark New Jersey, at 7:30 pm. Prior to viewing the show; I possessed little to know information on the company. This was a new concept for me: I usually like to do a lot of research before I go to see a dance company. I wanted this time to be different. Upon picking a dance company to go see live, I stumbled upon the AXIS Dance Company, I had never heard of this particular dance…

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