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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
  • Dance

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