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Traditional african dance

  1. 1. TRADITIONAL AFRICANDANCEEleanor Crowley, Marissa Sheffer, and Heather Towery
  2. 2. Basic Facts African dance depicts life’s rhythms and cycles, labors, values, aspirations, history, economic conditions and religious realities The act of African dance is often linked to the relationship between spirits and a community. The steps and movement patterns vary from culture, due to geographic and social
  3. 3. Traditional Styles of African Dance
  4. 4. Major Historical Styles Adzohu Agbekor Function was to  Performed at spiritually prepare social/cultural for war. events and funerals. Movements  Mimics battlefield tactics such as depicted battlefield reconnaissance, scenes, featuring wit surprise attack and and bravery. hand to hand combat.
  5. 5. Social & Cultural Styles ofDance Togo Atsia Kopanlogo Women’s dance  Fairly recent form of from the Ewes of African dance, Togo. created in the Used to present 1950s. women’s view on  The dancing is high- social issues. spirited and often Dancers use performed by horsetails in most children. movements.
  6. 6. Traditional Togo Atsia Dancehttp://youtu.be/pwrdg9fk9Ok
  7. 7. Traditional Kpanlogo Dancehttp://youtu.be/3Bh9UiEpcf8
  8. 8. Other Traditional Styles: Anyako Atsia, dance of morality and character NanDom Bawa, a harvest celebration dance Gahu, a dance created to poke fun a Europeans Tokoe, a coming of age dance for girls Kinka, a political dance with religious overtones Agbadza, a social dance Ahazevu Vulolo, a dance created for fellowship Brekete, a social dance
  9. 9. Importance of Drums The dancers respond and express to the beats of the drums The message of the dancing is clearly expressed through the intensity of the beat.  Ex.In war dances, the strong beats of the drum represents the enemy.
  10. 10. Modern African DanceCompanies Hayor Bibimma African Dance Company  They uphold the messages of traditional African dance, and want to preserve the complexity.  Stationed in Minneapolis, Minnesota KanKouran West African Dance Company  Use traditional styles, but personalize to their company  Stationed in Washington D.C.
  11. 11. Hayor Bibimma African Dance Companyhttp://youtu.be/3YM3XQ2Hbb0
  12. 12. Bibliography www.dancedirectory.co.za/content/ www.buzzle.com/articles/african-dance-types.html www.alokli.com/site/dances/dances.html http://www.hayorbibimmadance.org/media.html http://www.kankouran.org/cms/

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