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Modern dance[1][2]

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Modern Dance PowerPoint from 3rd hour ModLit with Ms.Koppin :)

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Modern dance[1][2]

  1. 1. MODERN DANCE Kathy Chen Ashley Wilkins―There are no general rules. Each work of art creates its own code.‖ –Helen Tamiris
  2. 2. BEGINNINGS OF MODERN DANCE-1910s-rebelled from traditional ballet-Germany and America-Independence for women
  3. 3. PHASES (GENERATIONS)1) Early dancers 1910s-1930s -Isabella Duncan, Ruth St. Denis -Denishawn2) Modern dancers 1930s-1950s -Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey3) Later dancers 1950s-1960s -Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey
  4. 4. CHARACTERISTICS Ballet Moder n- strive for lightness, technical skill, - strong, sturdy, stable correctness - The individual, less technical- 5 main positions - Unlimited number of- European fairy tales, folk stories movements/ positions - Indian, middle eastern, American stories; life in general - -the inner or outer reality
  5. 5. RUTH ST.DENIS
  6. 6. RUTH ST.DENIS•Influence to Martha Graham•Considered to be at the front of the ―modern dance revolution‖•Studied many things to establish her technique • Delsarte: ―Every little movement has a meaning all its own. Every thought and feeling by some posture may be shown.‖•Used veils and scarves•Liked the approval of the public•Oriental•With husband Ted Shawn, started Denishawn Dance Company
  7. 7. DENISHAWN•Curriculum was varied: •oriental dance •Spanish dance •American Indian dance •Basic ballet •Other essentials•Tours very eclectic and held something for just about everyone•Martha Graham, Doris Humphreys, and Charles Weidman•Successful until 1931, when Denis and Shawn separated
  8. 8. EAST INDIAN NAUTCH DANCEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8XvHX1FKsY
  9. 9. CHOEUR DANCE (DENISHAWN)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSUo3_ZtwM0
  10. 10. MARTHA GRAHAM- Mother of modern dance-Technique: contraction and release hard angles-Inner meaning and emotion-Evolving style-Evolving themes-Collaborations
  11. 11. LAMENTATIONhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOdOGFtTa7A&feature=r elated
  12. 12. APPALACHIAN SPRINGhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmgaKGSxQVw
  13. 13. REACTION•Shocking, not beautiful•a bit confused, but interested and enthusiastic•allowed movement to flourish and expand•Somewhat scandalous
  14. 14. CONTEMPORARY DANCECombination of Modern and Classical: -Emotion, telling a story -technique, gracefulness-Natural movement, improvisation-Also uses contraction andrelease, breathing techniques-Interaction between dancers-Telling a storyTurn to Stone•http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qobw4zVtj9Y
  15. 15. TAP•shoes with metal plates•Percussive rhythms•Varieties:•Classical—move upper arms/body•Hoofers—still body•ImprovisationSir Duke•http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guBMrhG45Es
  16. 16. JAZZ•Fast-paced, upbeat, aerobic, high energy•Somewhat suggestive•Flashy, lots of tricks•Musical theater, old jazz•Bright costumes•Improvisation•River Deep•http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P59O4LNFEv8
  17. 17. HIP HOP•Low, down in the ground•Loose movements yet sharp accents•Stalls•High energy•Breaking, locking and popping varieties•Emerged in the 1970s•Hip hop musicMy Chick Badhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lGGp5eq4w
  18. 18. MODERN DANCE TODAY•Still very angular•Much of the same characteristics•Slight ballet integration•Modern and ballet influence on each otherEyes Openhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Q71MvaupY

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