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  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Timeline of dance through history
  • Transcript

    • 1.  
    • 2. Definition of Dance
      • Movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music used as a form of expression, social interaction in a spiritual or performance setting.
    • 3. History of Dance
      • 14 th Century BC Egyptian paintings portray dancers
    • 4. History of Dance
      • 6 th Century BC choros danced in honour of Greek God Dionysus
    • 5. History of Dance
      • 1581 First Dramatic Ballet during French wedding
    • 6. History of Dance
      • 1790 S ocial d ance in Florence, Italy
    • 7. History of Dance
      • 1890 Swan Lake premiered in St.Petersburg, Russia
    • 8. History of Dance
      • 1994 Riverdance premiered at Eurovision song contest in Dublin
    • 9. History of Irish Dance
      • Religious rituals by the Druids during the Iron age honouring the sun.
      • Celts influence with their folk dances in 500BC
      • 400AD Conversion to Christianity thus used in rituals at church
      • 12 th century Normans arrive and bring their customs and cultures.
      • 1569 Sir Henry Sydney wrote letter to Elizabeth 1 about Galway girls dancing enthuasiastic Irish Jigs
    • 10. History of Irish Dance
      • 1780 King James welcomed to Kinsale by dancers
      • Early 17 th century “ low to the ground” style sean nós dancing began developing the dancing masters who competed
      • 1800 Dance master travelled village to village teaching peasants dance steps.
      • End of 18 th Century was first solo dance or step dance.
    • 11. Many forms of Irish Dance
      • Solo Dances
      • Step dancing
      • Sean nós dancing
      • Group dances
      • Set dancing
      • Ceilí dancing
    • 12. Sean Nós style
      • Improvised steps
      • Free movement of the arms
      • Emphasis on the battering step
      • Follows the music closely
      • Spontaneous expression is highly valued
      • Playing off each others energy
    • 13. Sean Nós style
    • 14. Influencing other styles
      • As irish people emigrated during the famine, they took sean nós dance with them.
      • American Tap dance
      • American buck & hoofing
      • Canadian clogging
      • Appalachian dance
      • Flat foot dance
    • 15. Irish dance in theatre
      • Riverdance
    • 16. Irish dance in theatre
      • Lord of the Dance
    • 17. Irish dance in theatre
      • Siamse Tire
    • 18. Dance in theatre
      • Stomp
    • 19. Irish dance in theatre
      • Rhythm of the Dance
    • 20. Professional dancer on tour
      • On world tour with Rhythm of the Dance May 2009 to June 2010 under contract
      • Toured many countries such as Greece, Russia, Spain, Italy, Romania, France, UK, Malta, Australia, Holland, Switzerland, Luxembourg
      • Signed a contract as professional musician and Sean nós dancer
    • 21. Professional dancer on tour
      • 1 day off per week
      • Slept in hotels, sleeper trains & busses
      • Huge variety of audience
      • Only expense was the cost of getting to and from Dublin after that the dance company took care of all other expenses
      • Weekly wage while on tour
    • 22. Professional dancer on tour
      • Amazing experience
      • No regrets for doing it
      • Loved every minute of the touring
      • Learnt so much and saw so much
    • 23. Highlights of touring
    • 24. Highlights of touring
    • 25. If any questions please ask now
      • Thank you for your attention,
      • Please enjoy the next video which I feel sums up everything about Sean Nós dancing.
      • Handouts of all these slides are available if required, just ask.
      • Steve
    • 26.