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A Reflection on the Ideas and Strategies Used in Teaching a Non-Majors Dance Class Which Need to Be Implemented in Regular Classes
The next time I teach a class, I would incorporate many of the ideas and strategies I used to teach the non-majors class. Based on the feedback I received from my peers and the students, I would keep the flow of the class the same to keep the students warm, focused, and reflective. I think I did well incorporating partner f...
The Life of Martha Graham and Her Contributions to Dance
Martha Graham was an artist who shaped the history of modern dance with her work and technique. During her lifetime, she danced for seventy years, developed her own unique dance technique emphasizing contraction and release, and choreographed works that are performed to this day. The Graham Technique that she created has be...
A Process Analysis of Sewing Pointe Shoes for Ballet
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to provide an example of a process analysis, for example how to sew together pointe shoes for ballet. The form of dance called ballet is a form of dance which began centuries ago in France. Pointe Shoes are a style of shoe which is worn by ballerinas which helps the dancers p...
The Influence of the Traditional Greek Dance on the Choreographer Zouzou Nikoloudi
From an Ancient Myth to a Modern World Greek culture is historically famous for its richness in religious tradition, as well as its innovativeness in theater, philosophy, art, and language. From popular methods of argumentation to modern governmental structure, the vast ancient Greek influence on modern society is undeniab...
An Analysis of Dance History
Dance History 1573: Le Ballet Des Polonais Le Ballet Des Polonais of 1573 took place at the Palace of the Tuileries in Paris, France. It included spoken verse and had a clear mark of French taste for figured dancing. This ballet was far more dance oriented than the Italian ballets that I have attended in the past. Howeve...
A Review of Dance Videos: Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra, Stop-Brooms and Pilobolus Molly's Not Dead
Objective Viewing For the first dance I viewed, “Baryshnikov dances Sinatra,” I thoroughly enjoyed the drama and skill with which both dancers (but especially the female) performed this dance. Their movements were very expressive, which is what I personally enjoy seeing in a theatrical dance performance. It allows me to fe...
A Review of the Choreography for Tom Misch's Release You Video
The video I chose for our second informal writing assignment is a modern hip hop choreography set to the song “Release You” by Tom Misch. This choreography was made by a somewhat obscure youtuber larkin poynton, who has done several hip hop choreographies. I find him extremely talented, and although he is not the best or mo...
Salsa: Polycentrism and Afro-Cuban Origins
Salsa: Polycentrism and Afro-Cuban Origins When thinking about salsa dance, one might think of a spicy mixture of movements and upbeat music, gyrating loose hips and turns set to an energetic beat that makes it almost impossible to stand still. In fact, the definition of salsa is “mixture,” as it denotes a flavorful mix of...
A Glimpse into Rudolf Laban's Life and Influence on Music Education
Rudolf Laban and his Influence on Music Education Rudolf Laban was a European artist who was famous during the early 1900’s for his works in revolutionizing the way that dance and movement are taught. Before his time, the field of dance consisted primarily of rigid form and structure that was passed down by each generation...
The Harlem Renaissance Popularized American Vernacular Dance
Put simply, the Harlem Renaissance was a time of literary and artistic collaboration between African Americans from all across America. After World War I African Americans from all over the country migrated to Harlem, New York. This congregation of black people fostered a community of immense racial pride. The movement, whi...