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Transcript of DANCE
Definition of Dance
Purpose of Dance
Elements of Dance
an expression in rhythmic movement of an intensified sense of life.
an expressive body movement usually coordinate into a pattern and adapted to musical accompaniment.
oldest of the arts reflecting man's age-old need to communicate joy or grief by using the most immediate instrument at his disposal, his BODY.
mother of all arts.
take centuries to develop but reflect the custom of society in which they evolved.
Dance steps are created from man's basic movements.
is a cultural mirror in which the spirit, character and artistry of its time is reflected.
is a poetry in movement. It is vocabulary and skill, values, judgement and perspective.
is a character and spirit, body and soul.
changes as people use it.
is a visual and auditory feast; its meanings, costumes, props and music.
Cultural researcher defined dance as rich mine of ethnohistorical information. Traditional dances, in particular, are living fossils that symbolize continuity and unity.
Dance is the most personal of all mediums of art.
Dance allows the observer a glimpse into the very core or psyche of a nation.
Dance is dependent on the human body, its possibilities, limitations and malformations.
Dancing serves as a way for a man and a woman to become acquainted before they marry.
Balance can bring man close to Godliness. In fact, in many societies, dancing has been used in worship.
Others consider dance as recreation.
Dancing serves many other purposes, including: a means of communication, expression of feelings and even for therapeutic purposes.
Through dance, the Filipinos materialize as a graceful people of boundless passion with a penchant for spectacle, but also of casual and light gaiety; a people of elegance, refinement and restraint; a nation with a delicate blend of establishment traditions shaped by centuries of intermingle with neighboring and distant cultures.
Members of primitive tribal cultures invented dance as a magic, tragic, a method , for survival.
Is a conscious dance, organized volitionally in its design, purpose and meaning.
Reflect an underlying unconscious paganism in the celebration of the harvest and the event of ordinary life, and the dance as charms of rain, fertility, good fortune, etc.
This dance has a gay and lively character.
Miguel B. Cula
Kristine R. Lacson
Refers to the message conveyed by the dance.
Refers to the plan or organization of movement in time and space.
Is the action of dancers as they use their bodies to create or organize a patter.
Elements of Movement
SPACE - is the area that surrounds us.
TIME - determine the rhythm, tempo, and duration of movements.
DURATION - refers to the length of time expanded by a movement.
FORCE - it is an energy which is always present when motion occurs.
Refers to skill in executing movement.
Motivates the movement of the dancers.
Costume and Props
Enhance the effect of the dance.
Refers to the forms and arrangement and organization of dance steps and movements.
Refers to the setting of background; the place of action to make the dance more artistic and beautiful.
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