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Midterm 1 Study Guide

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Midterm 1 Study Guide TRDA 1015

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Understanding the Dance
Irina Wunder

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Study Guide for Midterm Exam One
Understanding the Dance
Irina Wunder
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Date Created: 02/25/15
Understanding the Dance Spring 2015 Irina Wunder Study Guide Assessment One Founder of the Ballet Russes Company Serge Diaghilev Where and when was be born Brie y Describe his childhood and education Nishny Novgorod Russia mother died artistic upbringing performed concerts for friends studied law at St Petersburg University Made visits to Western Europe to view art and the changes in art Name the in uential art journal that Diaghilev founded World ofArt What was the agenda behind presenting the Russian Ballet in Paris France in 1990 What was the reaction of the French audiences The French enjoyed exoticism of Russian culture something from a different world Reaction against classical tradition among young Parisian audiences Name a Ballet Russes dancer female who was one of the rst to question the rigidity of classical ballet Anna Pavlova Name the Ballet Russes choreographer who questioned the fundamental rules of classical ballet fairy plots princesses geometrical formations Foquin Who founded the Ballet Russes after the Russian Tsar withdew his support Nisty Aset Who was the male star dancer and Diaghilev39s love interest during the 1910 season For the next few years he became the symbol of the Ballet Russes Vaslov Nijinsky The name of the ballet is based on a Russian folk tale about the magic creature the Firebird Name the ballet also presented in 1910 whose characters were puppets It introduced modernism to the repertoire of the Ballet Russes Petrushka about matrishka dolls Social Dance in America Branville Braville de Sloval Early 19005 ragtime dance and music ScottJoplin Irene and Vernon Castles 1914 opened a school of social dance in America The Castle Walk was a type of social dance that they are credited for Tango Latin American and Spanish in uence European love for the waltz was what inspired it The Jazz Age 19205 The Charleston Black Bottom Shirry these all came with the start of the Harlem Renaissance The Savoy Ballroom 1926 lots of new dancing and much MORE dancing Key Terms and Concepts of Social Dance Understand different cultural views on the dancing body some cultures see the human body as art while others see it as an object that is to be worshipped Some cultures see dancing in a way of appreciating the human body as art as inappropriate and too sexual Distinguish between the ethnic dances nonwestern and folk dances western cultures what are the styles and technique that differ between the two Give examples of ritual ceremonial communal and social dances Be able to place the following social dances in historical and social context Ragtime Foxtrot Charleston Lindy Hop Remember the names and terms Irene and Vernon Castle Scott Joplin Harlem Savoy Ballroom Dance as Classical Art Ballet in the West and Kabuki in Japan 16005 Kabuki origins are in brothels women danced for a living and were looked at as prostitues ldancing by women in Japan during this time became intriguing and entertaining for men before it was banned due to the sexuality it brought with its movements Kabuki translated as sing dance skill l means the art of dancing and singing Bando Tamasaburo toured around the USA dancing Kabuki Onnaqata male who dances in Kabuki as a female which became a trend later in the age of Kabuki in Japan and as it toured internationally quotDancing Maiden at Dojo Templequot 1753 was a famous variation of Kabuki Always about the same subject and same plot line Duty vs Desire which prevails Marie Camargo Five Elements of the Pas de Deux LJ39gtLJLJII I Entrance Adagio Male solo variation Female solo variation Coda Modern Dance in America Loie Fuller l Serpentine Dance comes from skirt dances that were popular during Vaudville she took it to an artistic level this was the beginning of modern dance The artistic genre was called modernism because it rejected classical dance Pioneers of modern dance Isadora Duncan Loie Fuller lagainst the classical way of composing things dance does not need to be composed by a certain formula Synthesis Content Form Variation on movement l improvisation and experimentation l using unconventional techiques in making a dance Things that aren t conventionally beautiful can have just as big of an impact as art that is l the trends as set forth by Loie Fuller in dance spread to popular culture trends Laique perfume bottles were designed after the look of Fuller s serpentine dances Isadora Duncan wasn t taken seriously as an artist but wanted to be l she went to Europe and Russia to study art she declared herself an enemy of ballet calling its form a quotdistorted skeletedquot Sources of Inspiration for Isadora Duncan 0 Nature 0 Ancient Greek and Roman style classical arts 0 Her own soul Ruth St Denis interested in Eastern philosophy and religion l her dances were philosophical in nature inspired by Indian and Egyptian culture largely lchoreographed Radha 1906 dedicated to Indian goddess Radha in platonic love with an Indian God 0 Ted Shawn married Ruth St Denis founded together the rst school of dance training as an artistic intellectual genre training to become a formal dancer artist school called Denishawn Schoollj famous graduate of Denishawn was Martha Graham Denishawn believed in the whole education of the dance art 0 In the 19305 Ted Shawn and Ruth St Denis separated Shawn came out as gay and founded the allmale Ted Shawn Dance Company 0 The rst time dance was offered as a program at a university was at Bennington College in Bennington Vermont Martha Graham was asked to teach the course but declined however she stayed on the board as a member Extra Credit Questions for Test Name one or two works by Isadora Duncan quotWater Studyquot quotMovement of Musicquot


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