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jazz dance

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Judy Oduro

on 20 April 2013

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by: Judy Oduro and Gursharan Kaur Jazz: The Perfect Dance WHAT IS JAZZ ? ELEMENTS OF JAZZ Jazz dance is presented in different forms and in different ways.
Before 1950's, jazz dance was referred as an every day African American dance. In the 1950's, a new genre of jazz dance- modern jazz dance- emerged with roots in the Caribbean traditional dance. every individual style of jazz dance comes from these two traditions. Jazz dancing was very popular in the early50's and is still a famous style of dance all across the globe. some moves are Jazz Hands, Kicks, Leaps, Sideways shuffling, rolled shoulders and turned knees. HISTORY OF JAZZ There are many amazing jazzers around the world but two of them are know as the creator of jazz dance. They are ....

Katherine Dunham: Katherine is recognized the grandmaster of the jazz dancing and she was an inspiration to most modern jazz dance legends.
Jack Cole: Jack Cole is recognized the 'Father of the Jazz Dance Technique'.
These two choreographers were the key inspiration to other jazz choreographers such as Matt Mattox, Jerome Robbins, Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse and Eugene Louis Facciuto. POPULAR JAZZERS IMPORTANCE OF JAZZ THANKS FOR WATCHING :) TEST YOURSELF :P ACTIVITY#1: The Test QUESTION #1: which year was Jazz Dance originated in? In the 1950's QUESTION #2: Who are the 2 famous Jazz dancers? Katherine Dunham and Jack Cole QUESTION#3: What are the 2 distinct origins of Jazz dancing? african american and Caribbean traditional dance BODY: The moves are very unique because the use of body parts are
properly used for example in the beginning of this video, the dancers with the teacups balanced the tea cup on their elbow and all the dancers used theirs hands, feet, shoulders, hips and even their facial expression which is very different and most dancers don't do that. They had a lot of weight transfer for example at the end of the dance. Some of the dancers were facing different directions and some were on tier knees and they were still. SAPACE: Space is a very important thing about dancing because it's
important to know how much space is around specially with a lot of dancers on the stage at the same time. In this video the dancers very split into two groups and the first group went in the beginning of the dance and all the dancers were on the stage. the second group was together at their entrance but then the boys went first then the girls. Jazz has always been changing. It is the mix of African and European dance. It is related to tap and musical theater. Slaves' dancing was mocked by white people. Jazz dance can be done in many different ways. Jazz dance was created with jazz music. Jazz has grown from a simple expression of life to a form of entertainment. Africans danced because of their cultures and the special occasions in their life. For example, birth. Slaves danced to tell their life story. Slave masters let slaves dance thinking it would please them and stop hidden voodoo dances. Jazz has also become a form of entertainment. It is a form of art that many people participate in. Also, it a fun activity! ENERGY: This dance had a wonderful energy to it! It was like telling a story. There was plenty of whole body movement but much more hand movement. The dance had dramatic pauses. It also contained sharp walks, glides and more. Overall, the dance had high energy with lots of movement. RELATIONSHIP: This dance had plenty of interaction between both the dancers and the props and also the dancers to the other dancers. There was a lot of grouping as to who danced what part (girls at one part...). Sometimes, the dancers used props to make moves. For example, the teapots and the cups which made it look like they were pouring tea. TIME: The timing in the dance included the components of the song and how it worked with the dance. The dancers movements were precise and worked with songs smooth rhythm very well. (e.g., hand movements). Whenever the song increased the dance also picked up.
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