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DANCING THROUGH HISTORY
Transcript of DANCING THROUGH HISTORY
DANCING THROUGH HISTORY
It is a type of art that involves movements of the bodies.
HISTORY OF DANCE
It is not possible to say when dance became part of human culture, but archeological evidence indicates dance has been an important part of:
Since the earliest human civilizations
One of the earliest structured uses of dances may have been in the performance and in the telling of myths.
It was used sometimes to show feelings for one of the opposite gender.
Linked to the origin of "love making".
Before the production of written languages, dance was one of the methods of passing these stories down from generation to generation.
Dance can be categorized in various ways, such as by the number of interacting dancers
1940s Rumba Swing
The 19th CENTURY
Early Waltz Dance
Thought as a revolutional dance because it was in couples.
17th And 18th CENTURY
15th And 16th CENTURY
tell a story
As a Method of Healing
Archeologist has found trace of dance from prehistoric times:
Bhimbetka rock shelters paintings in India(9000 years old)
Egyptian tomb paintings depicting dancing figures from c. 3300 BC
Natya Shastra an early manuscript describing the modern interpretation of classical dance in India.
Dance is used for this purpose by many cultures from the Brazilian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert, and the do it as a precursor to ecstatic trance states in rituals.
However the hysteria and duration of these dances sometimes lead to death due to exhaustion.
As a Method of
In European culture, one of the earliest records of dancing is by
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The early Greeks made the art of dancing into a system, expressive of all the different passions.
Dance of Fluries create complete terror.
Poetry in dances introduced by Aristotle.
It has been one of the most representative dances throughout the history of dance. It was born in Italy and then in France called the first dramatic ballet, the Balet Comique de la Reine, was presented during French wedding festivities.
Solo dance - Russian ballerina
Partner dance -
Dance at Bougival
by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1882–83).
Group dance -
in the grounds of Wells Cathedral,
With roots in Africa
traveled to Spain,
the Caribbean and Argentina.
1950s Rock 'n Roll, Mambo
Rock and Roll dance
Created by Bill Hailey and the Comets in 1954
1880 and 1900
Disco and Break Dance
Included acrobatic couple dancing as well as communal line dances.
The BALLO first appeared circa 1453 as danced by Italian courtiers
THE 15TH CENTURY
The Nido d'Armore
The most illustrative dance
of this century and tells a
couple´s dramatic love story.
The Minuet dance
A dance of flirtation
that began around 1664
The 17th CENTURY
The first recorded in England
and exported to France in 1680s.
The 18th CENTURY
The Hornpipe dance
It was born in Great Britain
Got popular in 1780 and 1800
The Quadrille Dance
Imported to France from England.
A folk dance from Bohemia.
Traveled to France, England
Got popular in 1840s
It was a polish folk dance
from the Province of Mosavia.
Also known as the brazilian tango.
The Rumba dance
A Cuban dance emerging from African and Latin styles
Known as an Acrobatic dance
In 1950s Emerged with roots in Caribbean traditional dance
was the most esteemed Latin dance of the 1950s
Comes from NY “breaking out” of stylized disco, reaching back acrobatic styles of the 1930s.
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