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Intro to Dance 2307 Jaqueline Nalett

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Intro to Dance 2307 Jaqueline Nalett DAN 2307

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Module One Week One Notes.
Introduction to dance
Jacqueline Nalett
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Date Created: 08/25/16
Introduction to Dance (2307) FA 2016: Jacqueline Nalett UNIT 1: WEEK 1 NOTES  Dance as an Art Form   Dance is a form of art  Speaking to its audience with symbolic movements   Dance is one of the oldest forms of art and communication dating back to before  languages were established   Dancing is a universal language that can be found in almost every place (schools,  churches, studios, cultural centers, stages, clubs, museums, etc.)  Dancing can/is also a tradition that is deeply rooted in many cultures o Folk dancing   Dances performed by all in a community to support cultural identity  o Social dance  Dances performed by all in a community to support cultural identity  o Dancing rituals  Rituals performed to appease the Gods that hold important meaning and  ask for specific outcomes  o Theatrical dancing   Dances performed by trained dancers for an audience  Everyone see art differently by the programming of our aesthetic sense or perceiving  something through feelings  We study dance based on where we are and when it occurs as in the time period and the  geographical location and its influences   What is Dance?  Dancing is the movement of people and things in space and time  What is chorography? o the generation, organization, and identification of dance materials  Therefore everyone can dance HOWEVER not everyone does sanction  movements  “I can’t dance VS. I won’t dance”   All movement that is pointless, non­choreographed, is an expression of freedom  and happiness.   Soulfulness is key   Art isn’t art if it doesn’t sweat, bleed, or cry.   “If sweat was a virtue we’d all be pure”  When you can untether yourself, in a way, the body is the portal; and music is the  frequencies  To understand the true meaning of dance you must first understand how dance is a form of art.  Why Do People View Art Differently?   Education   Religion   Upbringings  Social societies  Morals  Exposure to art  Open mindedness to art  Mood  Why Do People Love To Dance?  To express themselves when they don’t know how  To please their inner self   It’s a lifestyle   Your able to be yourself   Feelings occur: o Safe  o Free o Joy   Its like living out childhood dreams not matter how old you are  Voices are found   Un­comparable feeling   Expressing things that are beyond you   So many things in the world suppressing you yet when you dance you feel free  and like the sky is the limit  History of Dancing   Dancing has also been a part of cultures  Dance was born with the world along with other forms of art   Movement of dance is a universal language around the world that everyone can  understand   The development of the dance culture is moved by the flow of young energy   Young generations express themselves through danced while contributing to the  evolution the culture of dance   We sing and dance when we don’t have enough words to express how we are  feeling   There is only one main reason why people dance and it is because of the power of dancing itself  Pure physical sensations also come with dancing   Incomparable feelings from the soul movement of dancing. Its more than a  psychical movement when you truly dance your mind becomes free of all worries  and your soul and heart takes over.  Key Points  Dance is often seen as an outside activity to do or to keep busy   Dance is also seen as entertainment   Dance has been around since the beginning of time  Dancing, in any form, is a part of every single culture on earth   Dance is a way of communication   Dance is art 


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