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Danc 101 Exam 1 Review

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This is a review of exactly what Flach said in class to study for the exam. Look over notes too though.
Dance Appreciation
Cindy Flach (P)
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Date Created: 09/22/16
Exam 1 Review Primitive:  Every society has dance  Dance celebrates religion, all aspects of the humans, and their relationship to nature  In the absence of a verbal language, we still had dance  People danced to their gods, kings, and each other  Filled with natural calamities that they couldn't understand (lightning, flooding..)  They believed spirits controlled life (danced with wings)  Dance was percussive (stomping into the earth)  2 fundamental rhythms: o Heartbeat  reflected in stepping feet o Breath  Reflected by chanting (controls the breath)  Danced to communicate  Grass dance- stomping, in circles  Rainbow dance - celebration dance  Eagle dance - imitation, wings/arms (bird)  Costuming was found naturally in the environment using organic materials  Dancers were usually male  Patterns were usually circular o Their life was a cycle (birth, death) o The 4 season are a cycle  Primitive Environments of dance were natural (twirling, running, falling down and getting back up)  Dances were not abstract or technical, they were ritualistic Ancient:  Verbal language, social structure, and politics were developed  Organized religion began to develop, everything was new and fresh (had a lot of energy and was eager for the future)  Barrata Nytam - Indian dance done in the temples o Taken out of the temple in the 1940s after WW2 o Done by women o Very complex footwork, arm-work, pantomime, instinctual narrative  Connection between Greece and the renaissance: o Apollo - the sun god  Louis XIV (the sun king)  Military marching was a dance of power and strength  Rome - mime and pantomime o Pantomime made audience understand  Dance was like a time capsule  Purpose was to communicate  China - court dance, dragon dance, lion dance, silk road tradition (trade routes)  Pattern changed in dance o not a circle anymore, geometric patterns, symmetrical (wanted balance in life, mind and body) Medieval (middle ages):  1st epidemic: o Black plague o 1/3 of population was killed of  Early Christian church believed dance was sinful and made you get the black plague  Dance Macab - dance of death o Sufering from plague o Seizures - Christian church said they were a dance of death because they were dancing and it was evil Renaissance (Rebirth):  People looked back to the ancient period  1400 A.D. - 1700 A.D.  Nobility and court systems developed  Professional ballet  Theatre, pantomime, mime, ballet started in Italy and moved to other places by Catherine Demecci (queen of france)  2 ballets catherine made: o Ballet depolynais (unification) - 16 provinces of france, 1 royal member in each province was asked to come to the royal court and perform a dance for nobles o Comique de la reine - showed power and celebration of state, baltasar producer, catherine handled money, long overnight event, wanted to send the message of "rich" to the other countries they invited  Birth of Louis XIV o Became king at 5 o Age 13-15 he took the reigns o Dance was a weapon of state o Had to be balanced between dance and military arts o Brought all nobles to Palace of Versailles and started practicing dance 8 hrs a day o Royal academy of dance ("Paris Opera Ballet" today) o Ballet's first star o Claimed that he was a descendent of the sun god (dance of the night)  Appeared as a light  Pierre developed the 5 positons of ballet (turned out)  Louis XV - continued Louis XIV's traditions and work o 1st book on dance was written during Louis XV's time (letters on dancing and ballet by john george noveire)  Had to have a separation between performers and audience (proscenium stage) Italy --> France --> Russia


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