Dance Appreciation: Thursday, March 4th
Dance Appreciation: Thursday, March 4th ESS 104
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Date Created: 03/10/16
Thursday, March 3rd Modern Dance A revolution in dance history Started in America o Mainly by women Isadora Duncan “Mother of Modern Dance” o Rejected ballet because it was unnatural and created a “deformed skeleton” o Very simple, natural movement. 3 Sources for her movement o The art of ancient Greece Sculpture, vases, copied the poses on them o The movements of nature Watch the way a wave moves, how a tree branch blows o Going within herself Would watch herself in the mirror and see what movements she made Solar plexus center of movement “ I have discovered the dance. I have discovered the art form which has been lost for 2000 years” o Had discovered modern dance Used to dance in the homes of rich society women for money o Would wear Greek tunicvery shocking in that time period 3 children by 3 different men all out of wedlock. Probably should’ve lived during hippie era o All 3 died very young Went on tour of Europe and Russia o Danced barefoot o Michel Fokine saw her dance inspired him to start contemporary ballet Modern Dance characteristics Very much about individual expression Whole body movements Incorporated running, walking, skipping Many different techniques o Everyone has their own style Often done barefoot 1930’s technique began ** What one thing characterizes modern dance: freedom ** Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn Husband and wife team 3 art inspirations for Ruth o Eastern o Asian o Middle Eastern 3 Early solos o Radha o The Incense o Cobra Denishawn o First modern dance company and school Based in Los Angeles o Attracted a large audience to modern dance o Out of it came the next generation of modern dancers: Doris Humphrey and Martha Graham The first true generation of modern dancers First to create modern dance techniques o (1931) they divorced, Denishawn ended Men Dancers o First all male dance company by Ted Shawn Jacob’s Pillow o Dance festival started by Ted Shawn o Continues after his death When Denishawn ended.. o Ruth danced spiritually
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