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History of Dance
Transcript of History of Dance
16 As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.
2 Samuel 6:14-16 An act of Worship Australia Aboriginal Heritage Jazz History of Dance With focus on Jazz and Australian Society Dance is movement of the body, usually accompanied by music or sounds. Dance originated as a religious act of worship Dance Today: Competitive sport Fitness Social Performance Communication Therapeutics Worship Media Popular Culture & Celebration Emotional Expression Jazz music Jazz Dance B B B B
Forgiveness Aboriginals believed that the spirit of an ancestor possesses a person when they perform a dance. History passed down through generations Contempory jazz dance has clear Africian roots.
Its characteristics include flat footwork, bent elbows, knees, hips, and ankles. 1788 - Arrival of European settlers... Different dance styles arrived in Australia Rum Dance the Hornpipe 1835 First ballet performed in Australia Sydney Theatre Royal 1888 Australias first ballet company formed Royal Ballerinas Jazz MUSIC and DANCE developed together Changes in music influenced dance styles, and the dancers inspired the musicians. Cakewalk Turkey trot Ragtime Era Evolved from European ballroom dances. It used traditional African dance steps that mimicked the upper classes. Disapproved by upstanding members of society. Denounced as immoral by the Pope on the grounds of 'indecent' movements. 1914 First forms of modern dance toured Australia Maud Allan - Had bare feet Birth of Swing Charleston Lindy Hop Technology Advances Holywood began making films with SOUND Cinema became the most popular form of entertainment Tap progressed from clogging around the 1920's Gloomy years of depression saw Shirley Temple bring JOY to cinema audiences Dance in movies became popular Flash dance Cover Girl Broadway Jazz was taken over by Rock and Roll Disco 1956 Introduction of television Enabled teensages to know the lates steps. 1963 Australia produced its own rock and roll dance - The Stomp 'The stomp was very easy to do, and I think that was the essence of its success, because everybody could do it' Little Pattie, Inventor of the stomp. 1979 Dance Company became known as Sydney Dance Company One of Australia's first permanent modern dance companies. Jazz dance revival New dance styles emphasized natural movement, with rhythm regarded as more important then set positions The beginings of street style Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony continued to develop Funk With JAZZ a popular style to learn Local Dance Schools Fitness Health Communicate Schools Many styles are appreciated