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Unit 2 Study Guide

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Unit 2 Study Guide ESS 104

Frankie Bjork
UW - L
Dance Appreciation
Kathy Gorman

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This study guide covers everything in unit two. This includes specific names and styles of modern dance.
Dance Appreciation
Kathy Gorman
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Frankie Bjork on Monday October 26, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to ESS 104 at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse taught by Kathy Gorman in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 51 views. For similar materials see Dance Appreciation in Physical Education at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

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Date Created: 10/26/15
Early Modern Dance 1 Define modern dance In what ways is it different from ballet 2 What one element truly characterizes modern dance Isadora Duncan 1 Who is considered to be the mother of modern dance 2 What were the 3 sources of Isadora s dance 3 Where on the body did Isadora consider the central spring of all dance movement to be 4 Where did Isadora dance to earn her money 5 Which Ballet Russe choreographer did Isadora influence 6 What was the quote by Isadora that she said when she was 20 years old tht shocked the dance world Denishawn 1 What inspired Ruth St Denis to stop acting and become a dancer 2 What were the titles of 3 of her earliest dance soIos 3 Which 2 dancers formed Denishawn 4 What were Denishawn s 3 main contributions to modern dance 5 After Denishawn disbanded what modern dance company did Ted Shawn start What modern dance festival did he start Doris Humphrey 1 In what year did the term modern dance start What did it refer to 2 What is the title of the modern dance piece by Doris Humphrey that was about the movement of waves and was performed to silence 3 What is the title of her most famous piece about the 19th century religious sect 4 What is Humphrey s modern dance technique called Martha Graham 1 What was the 3word phrase Graham s psychiatrist father told her that influenced her choreography 2 What were the 2 lessons she learned at Denishawn 3 What are the 4 stages of her choreographic life 4 What is Graham s modern dance technique called 5 What is the title of her most famous piece about a pioneer newlywed couple moving into their First home on the prairie with music by Aaron Copland 6 What are Graham s 3 greatest contributions to dance history Merce Cunningham 1 Before Merce Cunningham modern dance was about After Cunningham modern dance was simply about 2 What was the art movement Cunningham worked in when he first started out as an independent choreographer 3 Who was the modern music composer Cunningham often collaborated with 4 What is their style of composition called 5 What are 4 characteristics of Cunningham choreography Paul Taylor 1 In his early pieces Taylor worked in an artistic style called 2 What was the title of Taylor s piece where he and a woman stayed absolutely still for 4 minutes 3 What are some characteristics of Taylor s choreography today Twyla Tharp 1 What are some characteristics of Tharp choreography 2 What are 3 words that describe her choreography Modern Dance in the 195013 1980 s 1 What was the state of modern dance in the 1950 s 2 How did it change in the 1960 s and 70 s 3 How did it change again in the 1980 s


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