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Moderndance

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Moderndance

  1. 1. By: Allie Zang, Karuna Mizusaki, Kayla Jowski
  2. 2.  Created in the Renaissance Period (1500’s) in Italy Main Characteristics: • Structured positions and steps • Different styles of ballet exist • Ballets tell stories • Classical music • Negative aspects: eating disorders, competitive, low pay
  3. 3.  Marius Petipa • Worked closely with the composer Tchaikovsky • Created ballets such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker • Originally was a principal (top) dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet
  4. 4.  George Balanchine • His style is regarded as neo- classical • Unlike Petipa, Balanchine de- emphasized plots • Choreography: quick jumps, lots of turns, and lots of changing arms • Copyrighted ballets
  5. 5.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MUi4w0
  6. 6.  Early1900’s Main Characteristics: • Less structured • “Pedestrian” Movements • Costume  Runs, skips, jumps  Bare feet, bare legs  Loose Tunics • Mime  Large Gestures
  7. 7.  Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) • Greek Sculptures • Life, wind, waves
  8. 8. “The dancer of the future will be one whole body and soul grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of that soul will have become the movement of the human body. The dancer will not belong to any nation but to all humanity.” –Isadora Duncan
  9. 9.  http://youtu.be/B--BW0T9tsA
  10. 10.  Martha Graham (1894-1991) • *Use of fabric* • Dramatic • Express emotion
  11. 11.  http://youtu.be/xgf3xgbKYko
  12. 12.  Doris Humphrey (1895-1958) • “dancing from the inside out” • Movements based on fall and recovery
  13. 13. Ruth St. Denis joined theDenishawn Dance School andCompany in L.A. and soon becamea leading soloist.
  14. 14.  Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) • Transformation to Contemporary
  15. 15.  http://youtu.be/Ds9VQG1D8yM
  16. 16.  Paul Taylor (1930- present) • Duet (1957) • Esplanade (1975) Walking, running, jumping, falling
  17. 17. TRADITIONAL BALLET MODERN BALLET Structure: Less Structured • Pointed Feet • Life-like •Accurate Arms Movements •Strong Back • No Rules •Delicate Movements • Back Contraction
  18. 18.  Contemporary Dance emerged from combining Classical ballet with Jazz/Lyrical, with influences from many other cultures like African. Main Characteristics • Tricks • Emotion • Facial Expressions • Music Anything created after the 1970’s was considered contemporary.
  19. 19.  Choreographers • Mia Michaels • Travis Wall • Victor Smalley • Sonya Tayeh • Tokyo
  20. 20.  Mia Micheals • 3 Emmy Nominations • I Emmy • Most sought our choreographer worldwide.
  21. 21.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38XIFZLl
  22. 22.  Travis Wall • Danced on So You Think You Can Dance
  23. 23.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi1GYQv
  24. 24.  Victor Smalley • Owns Stars Dance Studio • On Dance Moms Miami • Contestant on SYTYCD • His first passion was art
  25. 25.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqv76KR
  26. 26.  Sonya Tayeh • Studied at Wayne State University • Choreographer on SYTYCD • Top most wanted choreographers in the world.
  27. 27.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6tp8xBy
  28. 28.  Toyko • Works in LA • He started off in Kalamazoo, MI • Top wanted guest choreographer in the world.
  29. 29.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qury1Fqv
  30. 30.  Modern dance= story-less, no plot. Ballet was created for aesthetic appeal. Modern dance was created for emotional appeal. Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey were concerned with externalizing personal, authentic, personal experience. Ballet costumes are more extravagant and elaborate
  31. 31.  Fromballet to modern/contemporary dance, the costumes have become more simple and minimal.
  32. 32. Now it’s YOUR turn to learn dance! Get on your feet and start stretching!
  33. 33. 1st Position
  34. 34.  2nd Position
  35. 35.  3rd Position
  36. 36.  4th Position
  37. 37.  5th Position

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