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Ancient Greece Music and Arts (Dance)

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Mary Son

on 21 November 2013

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Transcript of Ancient Greece Music and Arts (Dance)

Ancient Greece
Music & the Arts
The Arts
The Ancient Greek Lyre
Cultural Music
Modern Music
Musical Instruments
Famous Musicians
Famous Songs
The Greek Lyre
The lyre, is a stringed instrument.
Made originally of tortoise shells.
It would have about from 3- 12 strings.
it would be played with a plectrum or a pick.
all strings were to be strummed, and the
player would press down the strings that he/she
doesn't want heard.

The Cithara is a plucked instrument.
It can have 5- 12 strings. ( 7- 11)
The Cithara resembles a harp.
It also resembles the lyre.
Could be considered a forerunner of the guitar.
Dances - Traditional Dances
- Famous Dances
- Favorite Dances

- Types of Dances

- Religious Dances

In ancient Greece, dancing was closely connected with religion.
Plato thought that all kinds of dancing should be based on religion, as it is in Egypt.
The religious dances, except the Bacchic and the Corybantian,
were very simple.
- These dances would be just turning and winding around
the altar.
Chain dance
Usually, males and females didn't mix ( dance together) except for the chain dance or a dance called " geronos."
Older men and women would not dance this type of dance.
But, for youths both boy and girl would do the chain dance or geronos.
When the chain dance or " geronos" was performed, they would be in a order of: " boy, girl, boy, girl."
Religious Dances.
(Types of Dances)
The Arts
Songs/ singing
Dance: - Traditional dance
- About Dance in Ancient Greece

- Famous Dances
- Favorite Dances
- Types of Dances
About the Ancient Greece Dance
In Ancient Greece, dance and religion, were closely connected.
Plato thought that all kinds of dancing should be related religion, as it is in Egypt.
The religious dances, except for the Bacchic and the Corybantian, were very simple.
The religious dances were as simple as turning and " winding" around the altar.
Religious Dances
Dance was very important to the Greeks
They would believe that dance was good for physical and emotional health.
There were over 200 ancient greek dances;" comic dances, warlike dances, dances for athletes and for religious worship, plus dances for weddings, funerals, and celebrations. "
Some dances were for men to dance, and some were for women.
Men and Women Usually don't dance together.
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