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Dance Presentation

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Elizabeth Wells

on 16 October 2014

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Components of Dance
Digging Deeper
- The Capoeira has a specific music that accompanies it, played with historical Brazilian instruments
- Started out as a fighting technique- although the nature was playful, it is technically considered a martial art
-Criminals and warlords used capoeiristas as body guards and hitmen in the late 1800s, early 1900s
- Was so widely used by criminals and gangs that it became outlawed in 1890
- It wasn't until the 1940's that the ban was lifted for the purpose of preserving Brazilian Culture
- Schools have been opened throughout Brazil to spread the art form
- Today, it's a source of pride for Brazilians and attracts many people to Brazil every year
Components of Dance
History of Irish Dance
-Different groups of people converged in Ireland with their own dance forms.
-Druids, Celts, Anglo-Normans
-16th century: Irish Hey, Rinnce Fada, Trenchmore
-17th century: dances in castle halls
-Women would dance along the shore
-Actual teaches of dances
-Hay and straw
-End of 18th century: step dancing
Digging Deeper
-Exhibits blend of multiple cultures
-Shows importance of strong community
-Colorful costuming and elaborate hair in the present day
-Popular activity, therefore supported by

Compare & Contrast
-both the Capoeira and the Irish Step Dance are thriving in current times, despite being cultural dances from long ago
-both dance forms are open to all classes and ages of people who are willing and able to participate
-however, the Irish Step Dance has elaborate Irish costumes and involves the use of two different kinds of shoes which can make it slightly expensive so it is usually middle and upper class people who take this dance more seriously and chose to compete
-Capoeira arose from tension (issue of slavery)
-Irish Step just a combination of music and dances from different cultures
-How they apply to our studies
Capoeira vs. Irish Step Dance
- Players freestyle as they go, making their next move
in a split second
- Two basic types of moves: Attacks and Escapes
Attacks consist of kicks and punches
Escapes are stepping back, ducking, and
Capoeria in Society
-Capoeria has been considered a form of "dialogue" in society, demonstrating conversation through movement
-over time, it expanded from being the dance for "poor African Brazilians" to a dance that is open and shared for a variety of people
-this traditional dance has become popular around the world overtime, and is even included in many school programs
-since it is not a very elaborate dance form, it is not expensive and therefore not extremely exclusive
-all classes of citizens are welcome to participate
-the dance is usually mainly males due to its fighting nature
Irish Step Dance in Society
-people around the world are aware and involved in this upbeat cultural dance
-competitions have evolved throughout the years, and people from many different places all get involved
-the dance is open to people of all classes, however it usually ends up being middle and upper class people who participate
-the elaborate Irish costumes and two kinds of shoes (soft and hard) on top of the competitions can be expensive
-However, many classes of citizens still partipate at social events or for recreation
-the dance has spread the Irish culture to many people around the world
Irish Dance Today
-Feis provides group and solo competitions for all ages
-All for Irish provinces hold competions
-Championship takes place in Dublin on
-"Ceili", neighborhood event, now evening full of informal dance
-Riverdance and Lord of the Dance are step dances that have grown in

-Combinations of steps, then reversal of the sequence doing the same on the other foot
-Steps include the following: beats,
cuts, overs, lifts, and sevens
-Music is lively, folk

-Developed by African slaves in Brazil
-Portuguese brought the Africans to Brazil
-Some escaped
-Practiced combat in mountains
-Taught it to the other slaves
-Disguised with music and acrobatics
Works Cited
African Men Practicing Defense ("A Brief History of Capoeira!")
Girls in Tradtional Irish Dance Costumes
("Fagan Ceili Academy")
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"Capoeira Kick." Flickr. Yahoo!, 23 Sept. 2010. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

Eadie, Andrew C. "Capoeira History."
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"Fagain Ceili Academy." Fagan Ceili Acadamey:Keeping It Real...Unless We Jig. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2013.

"Feis Diary - History of Irish Dance, Dancing Diary, Dancers Diary, Dancing Trophies,Irish Dancers." Feis Diary -
History of Irish DAnce, DAncing Diary, Dancers Diary, Dancing Trophies, Irish Dancers. Feis Publications ltd,
2009. Web. 28 Sept. 2014. <http://www.feisdiary.com/history.html>.

Works Cited Continued
"The History of Irish Dance." The History of Irish Dance.
Ireland's Eye
, 1999. Web. 28 Sept. 2014

"Irish Dancing: A Ballet Dancer's Perspective."
., 15. Mar. 2013. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.

"Irish Dance." Fredricksburg Balley Centre.N.p., 22 June 2009. Web. 29 Sept. 2014

"A Short History of Irish Dance". BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web 28 Sept. 2014.

White, Darlene M. "Learning the Language of Irish Dance-Definitions of Common Irish Dance Words,
Terms, and Steps."
. N.p., 20 Oct. 2011. Web. 28 Sept. 2014.
Irish Dance Shoes ("Irish Dancing: A Ballet Dancer's Perspective")
Capoeira Performance ("Capoeira")
Irish Step Dance ("Irish Dance")
Irish Dance in
the Old Days
("Feis Diary")
Grace Ann Rothwell
Grace Ann Rothwell
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Grace Ann Rothwell
Grace Ann Rothwell
Grace Ann Rothwell
Elizabeth Wells, Grace Ann, Kate
Grace Ann Rothwell
Kate Wall
Kate Wall and Mitch Valis
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